The road to dog rabies control and elimination-What keeps us from moving faster?

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dc.contributor.author Fahrion, Anna S.
dc.contributor.author Taylor, Louise H.
dc.contributor.author Torres, Gregorio
dc.contributor.author Muller, Thomas
dc.contributor.author Durr, Salome
dc.contributor.author Knopf, Lea
dc.contributor.author De Balogh, Katinka
dc.contributor.author Nel, Louis Hendrik
dc.contributor.author Gordoncillo, Mary Joy
dc.contributor.author Abela-Ridder, Bernadette
dc.date.accessioned 2017-11-23T12:36:07Z
dc.date.available 2017-11-23T12:36:07Z
dc.date.issued 2017-05-15
dc.description.abstract Rabies, a vaccine preventable neglected tropical disease, still claims an estimated 35,000–60,000 human lives annually. The international community, with more than 100 endemic countries, has set a global target of 0 human deaths from dog-transmitted rabies by 2030. While it has been proven in several countries and regions that elimination of rabies as a public health problem is feasible and tools are available, rabies deaths globally have not yet been prevented effectively. While there has been extensive rabies research, specific areas of implementation for control and elimination have not been sufficiently addressed. This article highlights some of the commonest perceived barriers for countries to implementing rabies control and elimination programs and discusses possible solutions for sociopolitical, organizational, technical, and resource-linked requirements, following the pillars of the global framework for the elimination of dogmediated human rabies adopted at the global rabies meeting in December 2015. en_ZA
dc.description.department Microbiology and Plant Pathology en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2017 en_ZA
dc.description.uri https://www.frontiersin.org/journals/public-health# en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Fahrion AS, Taylor LH, Torres G, Müller T, Dürr S, Knopf L, de Balogh K, Nel LH, Gordoncillo MJ and Abela-Ridder B (2017) The Road to Dog Rabies Control and Elimination—What Keeps Us from Moving Faster? Front. Public Health 5:103. DOI: 10.3389/fpubh.2017.00103. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 2296-2565 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.3389/fpubh.2017.00103
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/63322
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Frontiers Research Foundation en_ZA
dc.rights © 2017 Fahrion, Taylor, Torres, Müller, Dürr, Knopf, de Balogh, Nel, Gordoncillo and Abela-Ridder. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). en_ZA
dc.subject Rabies en_ZA
dc.subject Dog rabies en_ZA
dc.subject Neglected tropical diseases en_ZA
dc.subject Zero human deaths en_ZA
dc.subject Global framework en_ZA
dc.subject Implementation en_ZA
dc.title The road to dog rabies control and elimination-What keeps us from moving faster? en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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