The Road to Dog Rabies Control and Elimination—What Keeps Us from Moving Faster?

Fahrion, Anna S.; Taylor, Louise H.; Torres, Gregorio; Müller, Thomas; Dürr, Salome Esther; Knopf, Lea; de Balogh, Katinka; Nel, Louis H.; Gordoncillo, Mary Joy; Abela-Ridder, Bernadette (2017). The Road to Dog Rabies Control and Elimination—What Keeps Us from Moving Faster? Frontiers in Public Health, 5(103), p. 103. Frontiers Research Foundation 10.3389/fpubh.2017.00103

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Rabies, a vaccine preventable neglected tropical disease, still claims an estimated 35,000-60,000 human lives annually. The international community, with more than 100 endemic countries, has set a global target of 0 human deaths from dog-transmitted rabies by 2030. While it has been proven in several countries and regions that elimination of rabies as a public health problem is feasible and tools are available, rabies deaths globally have not yet been prevented effectively. While there has been extensive rabies research, specific areas of implementation for control and elimination have not been sufficiently addressed. This article highlights some of the commonest perceived barriers for countries to implementing rabies control and elimination programs and discusses possible solutions for sociopolitical, organizational, technical, and resource-linked requirements, following the pillars of the global framework for the elimination of dog-mediated human rabies adopted at the global rabies meeting in December 2015.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Research Foci > Veterinary Public Health / Herd Health Management
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Research and Veterinary Public Health (DCR-VPH) > Veterinary Public Health Institute
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Research and Veterinary Public Health (DCR-VPH)

UniBE Contributor:

Dürr, Salome Esther

Subjects:

600 Technology > 630 Agriculture

ISSN:

2296-2565

Publisher:

Frontiers Research Foundation

Language:

English

Submitter:

Salome Esther Dürr

Date Deposited:

09 Nov 2018 16:49

Last Modified:

24 Oct 2019 10:45

Publisher DOI:

10.3389/fpubh.2017.00103

PubMed ID:

28555183

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.101159

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/101159

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