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Surveillance and control of rabies in La Reunion, Mayotte, and Madagascar.

Abstract : Mayotte and La Reunion islands are currently free of animal rabies and surveillance is performed by the French Human and Veterinary Public Health Services. However, dog rabies is still enzootic in Madagascar with 4 to 10 confirmed human cases each year. The number of antirabies medical centres in Madagascar is still scarce to provide easy access to the local population for post-exposure rabies prophylaxis. Furthermore, stray dog populations are considerable and attempts to control rabies by mass campaigns of dog vaccination have not received sufficient attention from the national health authorities. To address these challenges, an expanded program to control rabies needs to be initiated by the Malagasy authorities.
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Soa Andriamandimby, Jean-Michel Heraud, Ravo Ramiandrasoa, Maherisoa Ratsitorahina, Jhon Rasambainarivo, et al.. Surveillance and control of rabies in La Reunion, Mayotte, and Madagascar.. Veterinary Research, BioMed Central, 2013, 44, pp.77. ⟨10.1186/1297-9716-44-77⟩. ⟨pasteur-00868768⟩

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