2019 - VOL. XXI ISSUE I

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A Comparison of WHO – APCRI Surveys of 2003 And 2017
Dr. M. K. Sudarshan
At the behest of World Health Organization, Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland, the Association for Prevention and Control of Rabies in India (APCRI), with the approval of Government of India conducted two pan – India rabies epidemiological surveys in 2003 and 2017. A comparative summary of these tw
Fetal outcome in pregnant women with rabies infection – review of literature
Dr Snehamay Chaudhuri (1), Dr Sumit Poddar (2)
To review the fetal outcome of women suffered from rabies infection in pregnancy
Modified Direct Fluorescent Antibody Assay: A safe and rapid approach
Tajunnisa, M. (1), Isloor, S.(1), Rathnamma, D. (1), Veeregowda, B.M. (1), Sharada R. (3) and Ramesh, P.T. (2)
DFA, Modified DFA, RABV, BHK-21 Cells
Rabies, present in many parts of the world is regarded as under reported in many regions, due in part, to a lack of surveillance and laboratory infrastructure, confounded by cultural or social taboos. Globally, the Direct Fluorescent Antibody assay (DFA) is the gold standard test for rabies diagnos
Safety of rabies immunoglobulin (RIG)/ rabies monoclonal antibody (RMAb) for Post-exposure Prophylaxis in Patients with Potential Rabies Exposure
Ravish HS*, Nitu Kumari**, Ramya MP**, Jithin Surendran**, Professor*, Post graduate student**
Rabies, prophylaxis, safety, rabies immunoglobulin, monoclonal antibodies
RIG/ RMAb are life-saving, readymade anti-rabies antibodies; which offer immediate protection for all category III animal exposures
Patient Satisfaction about Services of Immunization and Anti Rabies Clinic: A Study from Department of Community Medicine at Government Tertiary Care Hospital, Ajmer, Rajasthan, India.
Dr. Renu Bedi (1), Dr. Bharat Meharda (2), Dr. Arshiya Bharti (3), Dr. Devraj Rao (4)
Patient satisfaction, Health care providers, Quality, Services, Anti Rabies clinic.
Patient’s satisfaction is of paramount importance for health care providers. Their aim is to provide the best quality of health care service to the patient. The purpose of health care services is to improve the health status of the population. Rabies is one of the most dreaded and fatal zoonotic di
New Technical Device for Rabies Immunoglobulin infiltration for category III animal exposures in anti rabies clinic
Dr. Sumit Poddar*, Dr. Snehamay Chaudhuri**
Animal bites, post exposure prophylaxis, technical device, RIG infiltration, category III exposures
To find out the usefulness and safety of new technical device/ injection needle for Rabies Immunoglobulin infiltration with minimum injury to the surrounding tissues.
Rabies, an emerging threat in livestock - A field perspective in Shivamogga District, Karnataka
Sunil Kumar K, M (1)., S.Isloor (2)., Santosh A.K (3)., Shankrappa. B.S (4), Dilip, L.5 and Sharada, R (6)
Rabies, Control of rabies in Livestock, LFA, DFA
Rabies control in livestock is entirely dependent upon either eradication of the disease in vector animals or immunization of livestock liable to be exposed. Considerable number of livestock died of the rabies, the actual number greatly exceeding those included in the annual report of Department of
Awareness of Multipurpose Health Worker Male Regarding Rabies and its Prevention.
Durga Madhab Satapathy (1), *Shrabani Palai (2), Sithun Patro (2)
Rabies, Health worker male, Awareness, practice
To study about the awareness of MPHWs towards the disease rabies and its prevention.
Clinico-epidemiological profile of rabies cases admitted at a tertiary level infectious disease Hospital, Kolkata.
Dr. Baisakhi Maji (1), Dr. Rammohan Roy (2), Dr. Tutul Chatterjee (3), Dr. Anima Haldar (4).
Rabies, PEP, ARV, Animal bite
Background: Though most of the developed countries have eliminated rabies, but it still remains as a poorly controlled endemic disease in a majority of the developing countries. Estimating the rabies burden for high risk developing countries in paucity of reliable surveillance data has been a huge
Documentation of Anti-Rabies Vaccination Could Prevent Vaccine Wastage: A Cross-Sectional Study.
Swetaleena Ashe (1), Tapas Ranjan Behera (2), Dipanweeta Routray (2), Ramachandra Giri (3).
Objectives: To study the sociodemographic profile of re-exposure cases of animal bite, to estimate the number of patients with the documents of previous anti-rabies vaccination, to find an association of loss of documentation of previous vaccination with sociodemographic factors and factors related
Cross-sectional observational study about awareness of rabies and response to dog bites in school children between age group 10-18 years and their teachers.
Dr. Joydeep Das (1), Dr. Jyoti Kiran (2)
Background: Rabies is a highly fatal infectious zoonotic disease, 100% preventable by vaccination which is endemic in India especially among children1. Knowledge about rabies in children and their teachers is critical in prevention and control of this disease. Aim of the study: To asses awareness
Himachal Implements New WHO Guidelines 2018
Dr. Omesh Kumar Bharti
A meeting was held on 22nd May, 2019 under the chairmanship of eminent WHO expert on rabies, Dr. M.K. Sudarshan in Shimla Himachal Pradesh to revise the 2nd edition of manual on “GUIDELINES FOR RABIES PROPHYLAXIS AND INTRADERMAL RABIES VACCINATION IN HIMACHAL PRADESH, 2019” . The meeting was attend
A network of animal rabies diagnostic laboratories in India under OIE Twinning Programme.
Shrikrishna Isloor (1)*, Sharada, R (1), D. Rathnamma (1) and S. Abdul Rahman (2)
In India, rabies is endemic and widespread except Andaman and Nicobar and Lakshadweep islands. Further, most cases are reported in the rural areas where awareness about the disease is less. The situation calls for a systematic study on incidence of the disease in animals and creating awareness amon
Rabies Kills A Child after four Long Years
Swetaleena Ashe (1), Tapas Ranjan Behera (2), Pusparaj Aditinandan Pradhan (3)
Rabies, Category III dog bite, Long Incubation Period, Complete anti-rabies vaccination
The purpose of this case study is 1) to create awareness about the varied incubation period of rabies 2) importance of proper complete and timely management of animal bite cases and 3) failure of anti-rabies vaccination. A 12 years old male child presented to the District Headquarter Hospital, Ang
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