The changing landscape of rabies epidemiology and control

Cleaveland, Sarah, Beyer, Hawthorne, Hampson, Katie, Haydon, Daniel, Lankester, Felix, Lembo, Tiziana, Meslin, Francois-Xavier, Morters, Michelle, Mtema, Zacharia, Sambo, Maganga and Townsend, Sunny (2014) The changing landscape of rabies epidemiology and control. Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research, 81 2: 1-8. doi:10.4102/ojvr.v81i2.731


Author Cleaveland, Sarah
Beyer, Hawthorne
Hampson, Katie
Haydon, Daniel
Lankester, Felix
Lembo, Tiziana
Meslin, Francois-Xavier
Morters, Michelle
Mtema, Zacharia
Sambo, Maganga
Townsend, Sunny
Title The changing landscape of rabies epidemiology and control
Journal name Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2219-0635
0030-2465
Publication date 2014-04-23
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.4102/ojvr.v81i2.731
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 81
Issue 2
Start page 1
End page 8
Total pages 8
Place of publication Onderstepoort, South Africa
Publisher Agricultural Research Council
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract Over the past 20 years, major progress has been made in our understanding of critical aspects of rabies epidemiology and control. This paper presents results of recent research, highlighting methodological advances that have been applied to burden of disease studies, rabies epidemiological modelling and rabies surveillance. These results contribute new insights and understanding with regard to the epidemiology of rabies and help to counteract misperceptions that currently hamper rabies control efforts in Africa. The conclusion of these analyses is that the elimination of canine rabies in Africa is feasible, even in wildlife-rich areas, through mass vaccination of domestic dogs and without the need for indiscriminate culling to reduce dog population density. Furthermore, the research provides valuable practical insights that support the operational planning and design of dog vaccination campaigns and rabies surveillance measures.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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