publication . Article . Other literature type . 2005

Re-evaluating the burden of rabies in Africa and Asia.

Darryn Knobel; Cleaveland, S.; Coleman, P. G.; Fèvre, E. M.; Meltzer, M. I.; Miranda, M. E. G.; Shaw, A.; Zinsstag, J.; Meslin, F. -X;
  • Published: 01 May 2005
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
OBJECTIVE: To quantify the public health and economic burden of endemic canine rabies in Africa and Asia. METHODS: Data from these regions were applied to a set of linked epidemiological and economic models. The human population at risk from endemic canine rabies was predicted using data on dog density, and human rabies deaths were estimated using a series of probability steps to determine the likelihood of clinical rabies developing in a person after being bitten by a dog suspected of having rabies. Model outputs on mortality and morbidity associated with rabies were used to calculate an improved disability-adjusted life year (DALY) score for the disease. The t...
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