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Published on 15/03/2018

A planning tool for eliminating human rabies deaths through mass dog vaccination

[Relayed from GARC website] In 2016, WHO, OIE, FAO, and many NGOs released a framework to achieve the joint goal of eliminating dog-mediated human rabies by 2030. But the goal requires overcoming substantial challenges. Dog-rabies endemic countries are at different stages in their control efforts; most countries have to overcome important hurdles […].Drawing from multiple datasets […], researchers at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) roughly estimated the resources needed to achieve the elimination of dog-mediated human rabies deaths by 2030, […]. Their aim was to describe the global rabies situation, highlighting some of the main challenges that may complicate elimination efforts in a consistent framework, the Global Dog Rabies Elimination Pathway (GDREP). The GDREP focuses of four key factors that determine [read more…]