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Domestic dog demographic structure and dynamics relevant to rabies control planning in urban areas in Africa: the case of Iringa, Tanzania

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Veterinary Research, December 2012
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Title
Domestic dog demographic structure and dynamics relevant to rabies control planning in urban areas in Africa: the case of Iringa, Tanzania
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BMC Veterinary Research, December 2012
DOI 10.1186/1746-6148-8-236
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Alena S Gsell, Darryn L Knobel, Sarah Cleaveland, Rudovick R Kazwala, Penelope Vounatsou, Jakob Zinsstag

Abstract

Mass vaccinations of domestic dogs have been shown to effectively control canine rabies and hence human exposure to rabies. Knowledge of dog population demography is essential for planning effective rabies vaccination programmes; however, such information is still rare for African domestic dog populations, particularly so in urban areas. This study describes the demographic structure and population dynamics of a domestic dog population in an urban sub-Saharan African setting. In July to November 2005, we conducted a full household-level census and a cross-sectional dog demography survey in four urban wards of Iringa Municipality, Tanzania. The achievable vaccination coverage was assessed by a two-stage vaccination campaign, and the proportion of feral dogs was estimated by a mark-recapture transect study.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 3 2%
Chile 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Russia 1 <1%
Unknown 189 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 50 26%
Student > Ph. D. Student 31 16%
Researcher 31 16%
Student > Bachelor 15 8%
Student > Postgraduate 14 7%
Other 38 19%
Unknown 16 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 57 29%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 42 22%
Medicine and Dentistry 32 16%
Social Sciences 7 4%
Environmental Science 6 3%
Other 29 15%
Unknown 22 11%

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