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A community survey of dog bites, anti-rabies treatment, rabies and dog population management in Bangalore city.
J Commun Dis. 2001 Dec; 33(4):245-51.JC

Abstract

This survey was conducted by using a 30 cluster random sampling technique to comprehensively study the nature and magnitude of rabies and its related problems in human and dog population. The city has an estimated dog population of 3.25 lakhs of which 2 lakhs (61.5%) are stray dogs and 1.25 lakhs (38.5%) are pet dogs. The dog:man ratio was about 1:12 and the pet:stray dog ratio of 1:2. The awareness about Animal Birth Control (ABC) programme was low (34%) and only 20% had faith in it. The annual incidence of dog bites was 1.9% persons. It was more in males (64%) and mostly from stray dogs (64%). About 86% of them received anti-rabies vaccination and none received life saving Anti-Rabies Serum (ARS). The annual incidence of human rabies was 15 and dog rabies 58 resulting in a ratio of 1:4 approximately as a rabies contagion index. The implementation of ABC programme was weak (10.4% coverage) and is recommended for acceleration and improvement. Similarly modern anti-rabies immunization, including anti-rabic serum, shall replace the outdated sample (sheep brain) vaccine.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Deptt. of Community Medicine and Anti-Rabies Clinic, Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore-560 004, India.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

12561501

Citation

Sudarshan, M K., et al. "A Community Survey of Dog Bites, Anti-rabies Treatment, Rabies and Dog Population Management in Bangalore City." The Journal of Communicable Diseases, vol. 33, no. 4, 2001, pp. 245-51.
Sudarshan MK, Mahendra BJ, Narayan DH. A community survey of dog bites, anti-rabies treatment, rabies and dog population management in Bangalore city. J Commun Dis. 2001;33(4):245-51.
Sudarshan, M. K., Mahendra, B. J., & Narayan, D. H. (2001). A community survey of dog bites, anti-rabies treatment, rabies and dog population management in Bangalore city. The Journal of Communicable Diseases, 33(4), 245-51.
Sudarshan MK, Mahendra BJ, Narayan DH. A Community Survey of Dog Bites, Anti-rabies Treatment, Rabies and Dog Population Management in Bangalore City. J Commun Dis. 2001;33(4):245-51. PubMed PMID: 12561501.
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