Current Status of Canine Rabies in China
Abstract: The number of human rabies cases acquired from dog bites constitutes a high proportion of the total rabies cases in China, although the number of human rabies cases has gradually decreased in recent years. The pivotal role of dogs in the spread of rabies indicates that controlling and preventing canine rabies could be a key step in eradicating human rabies in China. The primary aims of this review are to discuss the properties and pathogenesis of the rabies virus, the clinical signs and diagnosis of canine rabies, threshold host density and vaccination of dogs, and the prevention and control of canine rabies in China.
|ZHU Wu Yang, LIANG Guo Dong. Current Status of Canine Rabies in China[J]. Biomedical and Environmental Sciences, 2012, 25(5): 602-605. doi: 10.3967/0895-3988.2012.05.016