|Title:||Reemergence of Rabies in Chhukha District, Bhutan, 2008|
Dhand, Navneet K.
Ward, M. P.
|Publisher:||"Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA"|
|Citation:||Tenzin, Sharma, B., Dhand, N. K., Timsina, N., & Ward, M. P. (2010). Reemergence of Rabies in Chhukha District, Bhutan, 2008. Emerg Infect Dis, 16(12), 1925-1930. Available online at wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/16/12/pdfs/10-0958.pdf|
|Abstract:||From January through July 2008, rabies reemerged in the Chhukha district of southwestern Bhutan. To clarify the distribution and direction of spread of this outbreak, we mapped reported cases and conducted directional tests (mean center and standard deviational ellipse). The outbreak resulted in the death of 97 animals (42 cattle, 52 dogs, and 3 horses). Antirabies vaccine was given free of charge to ≈674 persons suspected to have been exposed. The outbreak spread south to north and appeared to follow road networks, towns, and areas of high human density associated with a large, free-roaming, dog population. The outbreak was controlled by culling free-roaming dogs. To prevent spread into the interior of Bhutan, a well-coordinated national rabies control program should be implemented in disease-endemic areas.|
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|Type of Work:||Article|
|Type of Publication:||Publisher version|
|Appears in Collections:||Research Papers and Publications. Veterinary Science|
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