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Rabies awareness in eight Asian countries.
Vaccine. 2008 Nov 25; 26(50):6344-8.V

Abstract

Rabies is a deadly zoonotic disease most often transmitted to humans through a dog bite. Human mortality from endemic canine rabies is estimated by WHO to be around 55,000 deaths annually, with over 31,000 deaths in Asia alone, mostly children. Most of these deaths could be prevented through post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), including immediate wound washing, rabies immunoglobulin administration and vaccination. Unfortunately, at-risk populations are not well-informed of the risk of rabies and what to do in the event of an animal bite. In order to identify the main gaps in rabies information and better define the most urgent information actions to be undertaken, the Asian Rabies Expert Bureau (AREB) conducted a multicentre, multi-country survey of patients seeking rabies post-exposure prophylaxis in rabies prevention centres from 1 July 2007 to 31 January 2008, in Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. Questionnaires were completed for 4377 subjects in the eight countries. Data was collected regarding the patient, former rabies exposures, the present wound, rabies exposure management, and rabies awareness. Two major issues were identified where active information of the population could make a difference: the necessity to apply appropriate wound care and to consult the nearest rabies prevention centre as soon as possible.

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Dodet Bioscience, Lyon, France. betty.dodet@dodetbioscience.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Multicenter Study

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18804507

Citation

Dodet, Betty, et al. "Rabies Awareness in Eight Asian Countries." Vaccine, vol. 26, no. 50, 2008, pp. 6344-8.
Dodet B, Goswami A, Gunasekera A, et al. Rabies awareness in eight Asian countries. Vaccine. 2008;26(50):6344-8.
Dodet, B., Goswami, A., Gunasekera, A., de Guzman, F., Jamali, S., Montalban, C., Purba, W., Quiambao, B., Salahuddin, N., Sampath, G., Tang, Q., Tantawichien, T., Wimalaratne, O., & Ziauddin, A. (2008). Rabies awareness in eight Asian countries. Vaccine, 26(50), 6344-8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2008.09.003
Dodet B, et al. Rabies Awareness in Eight Asian Countries. Vaccine. 2008 Nov 25;26(50):6344-8. PubMed PMID: 18804507.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Rabies awareness in eight Asian countries. AU - Dodet,Betty, AU - Goswami,Amlan, AU - Gunasekera,Amila, AU - de Guzman,Ferdinand, AU - Jamali,Seemin, AU - Montalban,Cecilia, AU - Purba,Wilfried, AU - Quiambao,Beatriz, AU - Salahuddin,Naseem, AU - Sampath,Gadey, AU - Tang,Qing, AU - Tantawichien,Terapong, AU - Wimalaratne,Omala, AU - Ziauddin,Ahmad, Y1 - 2008/09/18/ PY - 2008/08/28/received PY - 2008/09/01/accepted PY - 2008/9/23/pubmed PY - 2009/2/10/medline PY - 2008/9/23/entrez SP - 6344 EP - 8 JF - Vaccine JO - Vaccine VL - 26 IS - 50 N2 - Rabies is a deadly zoonotic disease most often transmitted to humans through a dog bite. Human mortality from endemic canine rabies is estimated by WHO to be around 55,000 deaths annually, with over 31,000 deaths in Asia alone, mostly children. Most of these deaths could be prevented through post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), including immediate wound washing, rabies immunoglobulin administration and vaccination. Unfortunately, at-risk populations are not well-informed of the risk of rabies and what to do in the event of an animal bite. In order to identify the main gaps in rabies information and better define the most urgent information actions to be undertaken, the Asian Rabies Expert Bureau (AREB) conducted a multicentre, multi-country survey of patients seeking rabies post-exposure prophylaxis in rabies prevention centres from 1 July 2007 to 31 January 2008, in Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. Questionnaires were completed for 4377 subjects in the eight countries. Data was collected regarding the patient, former rabies exposures, the present wound, rabies exposure management, and rabies awareness. Two major issues were identified where active information of the population could make a difference: the necessity to apply appropriate wound care and to consult the nearest rabies prevention centre as soon as possible. SN - 0264-410X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18804507/Rabies_awareness_in_eight_Asian_countries_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0264-410X(08)01223-1 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -