Rabies Prevention and Control

  • Sudhi Ranjan Garg


Despite its severity and high incidence, rabies continues to be largely neglected in the developing world. Multiplex strategies are required for rabies control in animals and humans. Effective national plans need to be evolved by the rabies-affected countries taking cue from the countries which have been able to successfully control or even eliminate the disease. Since the best way of prevention of rabies is to avoid rabies exposure, reduction of stray dog population and elimination of rabies in dogs constitute the mainstay of any rabies control programme. Mass educational campaigns and legislative measures are important in seeking public support. The Animal Welfare Board of India is promoting the implementation of Animal Birth Control (ABC) and Anti-Rabies (AR) programme in the country. The countries facing the problem of sylvatic rabies need to control the disease in wildlife reservoirs. Provision of prompt medical care and postexposure prophylactic immunisation is essential to protect the persons exposed to infection. A number of factors and constraints that may obstruct the action plans have been elaborated in this chapter.


Rabies Vaccine Human Rabies Rabies Case Rabies Control Canine Rabies 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sudhi Ranjan Garg
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  1. 1.Veterinary Public Health & EpidemiologyLala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal SciencesHisarIndia

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