27 April 2017

Collaboration strengthens canine rabies control in Guatemala

Collaboration strengthens canine rabies control in Guatemala

The Universidad del Valle of Guatemala, CDC-Central America Region Office, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have collaborated for several years to enhance surveillance and improve the current understanding of rabies risk in Guatemala.

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27 April 2017

Recent Research April 2017

Recent Research April 2017

A round-up of recent research relevant to GARC’s mission.

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26 April 2017

Applied research “Towards Elimination of Dog Mediated Human Rabies”

Applied research “Towards Elimination of Dog Mediated Human Rabies”

A collection of new papers brings together the experience and lessons learned from rabies control programmes small and large, research aimed at improving the design and cost effectiveness of rabies control programmes, and analysis of the resources needed to expand rabies control efforts if the global goal is to be reached.

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26 April 2017

Editorial: Strengthening the Stepwise Approach towards Rabies Elimination (SARE)

Editorial: Strengthening the Stepwise Approach towards Rabies Elimination (SARE)

The Stepwise Approach towards Rabies Elimination (SARE) is a key initiative to simultaneously acknowledge the complexities of rabies control and to develop a process framework that would make rabies control programs more manageable and effective.

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20 April 2017

Uapikun has a question (Uapikun kukuetshitshemu)

Uapikun has a question (Uapikun kukuetshitshemu)

A new resource to teach children how to be safe around dogs has been developed for use in First Nations communities of the Labrador region of Canada.

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20 April 2017

The last mile for rabies elimination in Latin America

The last mile for rabies elimination in Latin America

There is no doubt that the regional program for rabies elimination across Latin America has been a success. Yet the last mile is always the hardest. No less than four different dates for the elimination of rabies have been set and each one missed. Why is this?

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20 April 2017

How ethical are your rabies control efforts?

How ethical are your rabies control efforts?

Rabies control involves many ethical issues around free roaming animals, which may not be consciously considered during planning and implementation of rabies programmes.

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20 April 2017

Veterinary leader strives for a rabies-free state in the Himalayas

Veterinary leader strives for a rabies-free state in the Himalayas

To share what inspires those involved in the effort to eradicate rabies, we are taking a closer look at the work and the lives of some of the winners of the World Rabies Day MSD Animal Health Award from 2016. This issue we focus on Dr. Thinlay N. Bhutia, who has spent his career working towards a rabies-free state in his Himalayan home of Sikkim, India.

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20 April 2017

Response to “A better way forward for rabies control in India?”

Dr Andrea Britton, Dr Helen Byrnes, and Dr Thinlay Bhutia comment on a GARC newsletter article from the last issue which described the Tamil Nadu rabies intervention and cost-effectiveness modelling study by Fitzpatrick et al. in PNAS December 2016.

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20 April 2017

What factors affect the costs of a rabies control program?

What factors affect the costs of a rabies control program?

A recent article by Elser, et al. in Transboundary and Emerging Disease provides a helpful analysis of the cost variability involved with expanding or implementing rabies control programs.

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