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Rabies

Volume 7 of the series Developments in Veterinary Virology pp 407-422

Control of Urban Rabies

  • O. P. LarghiAffiliated withInstituto Rosenbusch
  • , J. C. ArrosiAffiliated withDirección de Control de Zoonosis Urbanas
  • , J. Nakajata-A.Affiliated withCentro Antirrábico de Lima
  • , A. Villa-NovaAffiliated withCentro de Controle de Zoonoses

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Abstract

Justification for the establishment of urban rabies control programs and the description of those implemented in Greater Buenos Aires, Argentina, Lima and Callao, Peru, and Sao Paulo, Brazil, are discussed. At the time of initiating those programs, rabies cases in dogs amounted to over 4,000/year in Greater Buenos Aires (1976), more than 1,000 in Lima and Callao (1982) and about 900 in Sao Paulo (1969); they were reduced to zero in 9, 4 and 16 years respectively. Recommendations for programs in developing countries are presented.