Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 10/02/21 Challenges to the Fight against Rabies—The Landscape of Policy and Prevention Strategies in Africa. Nearly 59,000 human deaths worldwide are attributable to rabies annually, of which more than a third occur in Africa.
In recent years, progress has been made in both action and collaboration including implementation of surveillance and prevention measures.
Rage au Liberia. 1st international one health forum - 14-15 november 2019; Compte-rendu en ligne. Au sommaire notamment: Rabies elimination in Africa. Rage au Burkina faso. Rage en Ethiopie. Rage en Algérie. UNIVERSITE SAAD DAHLAB BLIDA - jui 2019 - Mémoire en ligne : ENQUÊTE ÉPIDÉMIOLOGIQUE DE LA RAGE ET DE LA BRUCELLOSE EN ALGÉRIE ENTRE 2010 ET 2018. Rage en Tanzanie. SCIENCE MEDIA CENTRE 12/11/18 expert reaction to news that a Briton has died from rabies following a cat bite in Morocco.
November 12, 2018 Expert reactions to news that a British national has died after contracting rabies following a cat bite in Morocco.
Dr Michael Tildesley, Associate Professor in Mathematical Epidemiology, University of Warwick, said: Q: How is it kept under control in some places? “In countries where rabies has been controlled, this is typically achieved through repeated high-coverage mass vaccination campaigns of the reservoir population. This requires significant financial and logistical resources to carry out these campaigns, that must continue even after it appears that the disease has been eliminated as rabies can persist unobserved circulating at very low incidence. Q: What it actually does to the body? “The symptoms of rabies can vary depending upon the person infected, but usually include fever and headaches, confusion, irritability and abnormal behaviour. Q: How it’s contracted? Q: Whether it’s just dogs and cats that are reservoirs? “Rabies can affect any mammalian species.
Vet Sci. 2018 Sep; 5(3): 67. A Perspective on Rabies in the Middle East—Beyond Neglect.
PLOS 06/09/18 Bolstering human rabies surveillance in Africa is crucial to eliminating canine-mediated rabies. Citation: Broban A, Tejiokem MC, Tiembré I, Druelles S, L’Azou M (2018) Bolstering human rabies surveillance in Africa is crucial to eliminating canine-mediated rabies.
PLoS Negl Trop Dis 12(9): e0006367. Editor: Darryn Knobel, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS Published: September 6, 2018 Copyright: © 2018 Broban et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Funding: Preparation of this manuscript was funded by Sanofi Pasteur. Competing interests: I have read the journal's policy and the authors of this manuscript have the following competing interests: AB was employed by the funder under temporary contract during the study. Canine rabies has been controlled or eliminated in most developed countries through mass dog vaccination programs.
NATURE 18/07/18 Spatiotemporal epidemiology of rabies at an interface between domestic dogs and wildlife in South Africa. PLOS 23/05/18 Cost-effectiveness of dog rabies vaccination programs in East Africa. Abstract Background Dog rabies annually causes 24,000–70,000 deaths globally.
We built a spreadsheet tool, RabiesEcon, to aid public health officials to estimate the cost-effectiveness of dog rabies vaccination programs in East Africa. Methods RabiesEcon uses a mathematical model of dog-dog and dog-human rabies transmission to estimate dog rabies cases averted, the cost per human rabies death averted and cost per year of life gained (YLG) due to dog vaccination programs (US 2015 dollars). Results. REPUBLIQUE DE TUNISIE - DIRECTION GENERALE DES SERVICES VETERINAIRES - 2017 - Présentation : Etat des lieux de la rage animale en Tunisie. Journal of Dairy, Veterinary & Animal Research - 2016 - Epidemiology of Human and Animal Rabies in Algeria. Améliorer le plan national de lutte contre la rage en Tunisie. Tunisie, 26 septembre 2017.
La Représentation sous-régionale de l'OIE pour l'Afrique du Nord a organisé à Tunis (Tunisie) les 25 et 26 septembre 2017 un « Atelier sur le programme national de lutte contre la rage animale du Ministère de l'Agriculture en Tunisie : remontée des équipes de terrain, état des lieux et voies d’amélioration » en collaboration avec les Services vétérinaires tunisiens (Direction Générale des Services Vétérinaires).
Cet atelier, financé par l'Union Européenne, représentée par la Commission Européenne et le Parlement Européen, dans le cadre du projet de Renforcement des Services Vétérinaires dans les Pays en Voie de Développement (SVSDC), était destiné aux agents des services déconcentrés du Ministère de l’Agriculture impliqués dans la lutte contre la rage. Le Ministre tunisien de l'Agriculture, des Ressources hydrauliques et de la Pêche, M. Samir Taïeb, a inauguré cet atelier en présence du Dr. Trop. Med. Infect. Dis. 2017, 2(3), Epidemiology of Rabies in Lesotho: The Importance of Routine Surveillance and Virus Characterization. Received: 27 June 2017 / Revised: 14 July 2017 / Accepted: 16 July 2017 / Published: 19 July 2017 Rabies is widespread throughout Africa and Asia, despite the fact that the control and elimination of this disease has been proven to be feasible.
Lesotho, a small landlocked country surrounded by South Africa, has been known to be endemic for rabies since the 1980s but the epidemiology of the disease remains poorly understood due to limited sample submission, constrained diagnostic capabilities, and a lack of molecular epidemiological data. PLOS 06/01/17 High Incidence of Human Rabies Exposure in North Western Tigray, Ethiopia: A Four-Year Retrospective Study. Abstract Background Rabies is a fatal zoonotic disease that has been known in Ethiopia for centuries in society as “Mad Dog Disease”.
It is an important disease with veterinary and public health significance in the North western zone of Tigray where previous studies have not been conducted. Frequent occurrence of outbreaks in the area led the researchers to carry out a four year retrospective study to estimate the incidence of human rabies exposure in Northwestern Tigray, Ethiopia. Methodology. Molecular Characterization of Canine Rabies Virus, Mali, 2006–2013 - Volume 22, Number 5—May 2016. Abdallah Traoré, Evelyne Picard-Meyer, Stephanie Mauti, Melanie Biarnais, Oliver Balmer, Kassim Samaké, Badian Kamissoko, Saïdou Tembely, Amadou Sery, Abdel K.
Traoré, Amy P. PLOS 12/04/16 Mobile Phones As Surveillance Tools: Implementing and Evaluating a Large-Scale Intersectoral Surveillance System for Rabies in Tanzania. Citation: Mtema Z, Changalucha J, Cleaveland S, Elias M, Ferguson HM, Halliday JEB, et al. (2016) Mobile Phones As Surveillance Tools: Implementing and Evaluating a Large-Scale Intersectoral Surveillance System for Rabies in Tanzania.
PLoS Med 13(4): e1002002. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1002002 Published: April 12, 2016 Copyright: © 2016 Mtema et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Funding: This study was funded by the UBS Optimus Foundation ( and the Wellcome Trust (082715/B/07/Z and 095787/Z/11/Z to KH) and the Research and Policy for Infectious Disease Dynamics Program of the Science and Technology Directorate, Department of Homeland Security, Fogarty International Centre, National Institute of Health.
Competing interests: The authors have declared that no competing interests exist. CDC EID – MARS 2016 – Au sommaire notamment: Mycobacterium microti Infection in Dairy Goats, France. Suggested citation for this article To the Editor: Dog bites are a serious public health problem because of the associated risk for rabies virus exposure in countries to which the virus is endemic (1,2).
Human rabies can be prevented by administration of postexposure prophylaxis (PEP). However, PEP rabies vaccine may be unavailable or prohibitively expensive (3). Delay in or failure to receive PEP after possible rabies virus exposure contributes to increased incidence of human rabies deaths (3). FAO - AVRIL 2014 - EMPRES360 Au sommaire: FAO ’s contribution to improve rabies control in West and Central Africa. PLOS 19/06/14 Eliminating Rabies in Tanzania? Local Understandings and Responses to Mass Dog Vaccination in Kilombero and Ulanga Districts (Tanzanie) Abstract Background With increased global attention to neglected diseases, there has been a resurgence of interest in eliminating rabies from developing countries through mass dog vaccination. Tanzania recently embarked on an ambitious programme to repeatedly vaccinate dogs in 28 districts. To understand community perceptions and responses to this programme, we conducted an anthropological study exploring the relationships between dogs, society, geography and project implementation in the districts of Kilombero and Ulanga, Southern Tanzania.
Methodology/Principal Findings Over three months in 2012, we combined the use of focus groups, semi-structured interviews, a household questionnaire and a population-based survey. Conclusions and Significance Author Summary Mass vaccination of dogs is the most effective strategy to eliminate dog-mediated human rabies from developing countries. EPIREG MAGHREB - 2009 - Rage : Réglementation en Algérie, au Maroc et en Tunisie.
GESNERUS - 2007 - La rage en Tunisie au XIXe siècle: recrudescence ou émergence?
PASTEUR 31/03/09 La rage en Afrique : des origines à la lutte actuelle. CDC EID – JANV 2012 - Risk for Rabies Importation from North Africa . Skip directly to local search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to navigation Skip directly to site content Skip directly to page options CDC Home CDC 24/7: Saving Lives.