Navigation Links
Community Awareness Is Imperative For Eradication Of Rabies

Rabies, the most dreaded of all the communicable diseases that humans can get from animals, needed to be controlled through effective dog population management and widespread immunization programmes // , Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad today said.

First-aid availability, management of animal bites, pre and post-exposure prophylaxis, dog population management and laboratory diagnosis are the aspects to be addressed for eliminating rabies, Azad said at the inaugural session of the two-day 8th National Conference of Association for Prevention and Control of Rabies in India.

Rabies, which is invariably fatal, has been endemic in India since time immemorial and though the exact figures are not available even today, it is believed that around 20,000 people die of this disease every year, he said.

The dog population which was 18.8 million according to the 1982 census, rose to 19.7 million in 1987 and is now estimated to be 25 million and most of the canines are unprotected against the disease.

Rabies cases are seen throughout the year, almost two thirds of the victims are males and about 40 per cent are children under 14 years, he said.

"It is sad to note that 99 per cent of all human rabies deaths occur in the developing world.

"Although, effective and economical control measures are available, their application in developing countries is hampered by a range of economic, social and political factors," he said.

A major factor was the low level of political commitment to rabies control and lack of accurate data on the true public health impact of the disease, he said.

Source:PTI News
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Wangaratta Community fundraising for Herceptin drug
2. Community hospitals inundated with Psychiatric care cases (12%)
3. Canadian Sikh Community Donates To Hospital Project In Canada
4. Local Community Objects to Mental Facility
5. Community Service at Lincoln County, to serve mentally ill
6. Community Dentists To Receive 10 Percent Salary Boost
7. Coraki Community Wants To Know About the Plans for the Campbell Hospital
8. Neglect of the Elderly by the Community
9. Customized Post Operation Care Offers Patients a Smooth Transition to Patients into the Community
10. Asian American Community Prone To Hepatitis B infection
11. Care UK to Provide Community-Based Health and Social Care Services
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/12/2016)... ... February 12, 2016 , ... Basketball is a game ... part of the Peety PoppersTM series, sign language translation is featured in the top ... and wellness in Peety PoppersTM lessons has a sign language translator to teach kids ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) , ... February 12, 2016 , ... ... Health Arizona General Hospital Emergency Room –Mesa. The new facility is licensed under ... Valley. , “Dr. Bingham is an excellent leader and will ensure our new ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... ... February 11, 2016 , ... According to an ... marketed as a weight loss dietary supplement, is being recalled due to the discovery ... Physicians, because there is not a single supplement on the market proven to help ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... ... ... Registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and nursing aides who treat stroke patients ... to Heal” on Thursday, February 25 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the ... of ANSA Consultants, who will discuss clinical best practices throughout the continuum of stroke ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... ... 12, 2016 , ... The Journal of Pain Research has seen ... SJR uses data taken from the Scopus database (Elsevier B.V.) and is a measure ... by the journal over a three year period and also the importance of the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/11/2016)... PORTLAND, Ore. , Feb. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... pleased to announce the acquisition of SolutionsRx, a full-service ... access hospitals. Along with providing traditional contract pharmacy services, ... to assist clients in navigating the complex 340B regulatory ... of Wellpartner. --> James R. Love , ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... ROLLING MEADOWS , Ill. and INDIANAPOLIS ... major milestone for many young people, but for those ... demanding. Not only do these students juggle class schedules, ... challenges of living with type 1 diabetes. On top ... the first time. Diabetes Scholars Foundation ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... Jeffrey Zucker , vice president of Feasibility ... this year,s Summit for Clinical Operations Executives (SCOPE), being held ... FL. Zucker will discuss how sponsors can rebuild ... "Improving Site Study Activation and Performance" portion of the conference. ... 11:05 a.m. --> --> ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: