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Journal of Infectious Diseases & Preventive Medicine

Journal of Infectious Diseases & Preventive Medicine
Open Access

ISSN: 2329-8731

Kelbessa Urga

Kelbessa Urga

Ethiopia

Publications
  • Review Article
    Current Situation of Rabies Prevention and Control in Developing Countries: Ethiopia Perspective
    Author(s): Abebe M Aga, Birhanu Hurisa and Kelbessa UrgaAbebe M Aga, Birhanu Hurisa and Kelbessa Urga

    Rabies is a neglected zoonotic disease which kills up to 60,000 people a year, most of them in Africa and Asia. In the majority of developing countries, the number of patients receiving post exposure prophylaxis has steadily increased over time, particularly in urban areas due to dog related rabies. Studies conducted in sub-Saharan Africa show that most of the rabies cases in animals and humans are caused by canine rabies virus, mostly transmitted by domestic dogs and thus comprehensive and sustained dog vaccination is sufficient intervention in reduction and eventual elimination of human rabies in the region. In many developing countries, progress in preventing human rabies through control of the disease in the dog reservoir were slow due to technical, intersectoral, organizational and financial barriers. For developing countries like Ethiopia, strategy should be developed to prevent.. Read More»

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