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Epidemiology of Animal Rabies in Kenya (1900–1983)

  • D. P. Kariuki
  • W. K. Ngulo

Summary

The history of rabies and its control from 1900–1983 is outlined. The disease occurs mainly in dogs but other domestic animals are accidentally infected through dog bites. In some areas wildlife act as reservoir host. Up to 1976 poisoning of stray dogs and scavenging wild carnivore populations allied to extensive vaccination campaigns controlled and eliminated rabies from large parts of the country except in two districts east of Nairobi. Due to economic and financial contraints in the past three years, there has been a considerable increase of rabies in areas in which the disease has been kept under control before.

Keywords

Rift Valley Rabies Vaccine Annual Vaccination Rabies Control Bush Baby 
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References

  1. Anon (1909) Annual Report. Veterinary Department Ministry of Agriculture, KenyaGoogle Scholar
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin, Heidelberg 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. P. Kariuki
  • W. K. Ngulo
    • 1
  1. 1.Ministry of Livestock DevelopmentVeterinary Research LaboratoryNairobiKenya

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