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Vaccinate-assess-move method of mass canine rabies vaccination utilising mobile technology data collection in Ranchi, India

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Infectious Diseases, December 2015
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Title
Vaccinate-assess-move method of mass canine rabies vaccination utilising mobile technology data collection in Ranchi, India
Published in
BMC Infectious Diseases, December 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12879-015-1320-2
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Authors

Andrew D. Gibson, Praveen Ohal, Kate Shervell, Ian G. Handel, Barend M. Bronsvoort, Richard J. Mellanby, Luke Gamble

Abstract

Over 20 000 people die from rabies each year in India. At least 95 % of people contract rabies from an infected dog. Annual vaccination of over 70 % of the dog population has eliminated both canine and human rabies in many countries. Despite having the highest burden of rabies in the world, there have been very few studies which have reported the successful, large scale vaccination of dogs in India. Furthermore, many Indian canine rabies vaccination programmes have not achieved high vaccine coverage. In this study, we utilised a catch-vaccinate-release approach in a canine rabies vaccination programme in 18 wards in Ranchi, India. Following vaccination, surveys of the number of marked, vaccinated and unmarked, unvaccinated dogs were undertaken. A bespoke smartphone 'Mission Rabies' application was developed to facilitate data entry and team management. This enabled GPS capture of the location of all vaccinated dogs and dogs sighted on post vaccination surveys. In areas where coverage was below 70 %, catching teams were re-deployed to vaccinate more dogs followed by repeat survey. During the initial vaccination cycle, 6593 dogs were vaccinated. Vaccination coverage was over 70 % in 14 of the 18 wards. A second cycle of vaccination was performed in the 4 wards where initial vaccination coverage was below 70 %. Following this second round of vaccination, coverage was reassessed and found to be over 70 % in two wards and only just below 70 % in the final two wards (66.7 % and 68.2 %, respectively). Our study demonstrated that mobile technology enabled efficient team management and rapid data entry and analysis. The vaccination approach outlined in this study has the potential to facilitate the rapid vaccination of large numbers of dogs at a high coverage in free roaming dog populations in India.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
South Africa 2 2%
Australia 1 <1%
Unknown 101 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 21 20%
Researcher 18 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 11%
Other 9 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 7%
Other 25 24%
Unknown 13 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 31 30%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 15 14%
Medicine and Dentistry 11 11%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 7%
Social Sciences 7 7%
Other 15 14%
Unknown 18 17%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 67. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 28 September 2020.
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