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Kato, Masahiko Okayama University
Yamamoto, Hideki Okayama University
Inukai, Yoshihide Okayama University
Kira, Shohei Okayama University
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We estimated the number of stray dogs in Kathmandu, Nepal, where human rabies cases still occur, and in Shimotsui, Okayama Prefecture, Japan. In Kathmandu, the stray dog density was 2,930 stray dogs/km2, and the ratio of stray dogs to humans was 1:4.7. In Shimotsui, the density was 225 stray dogs/km2, and the ratio was 1:5.2. Since the stray dog population in Nepal is very large, one of the measures used to prevent dog bites and dog-acquired infections such as rabies is an effort to capture stray dogs. Another such measure is an effort to decrease the availability of food for stray dogs. We also organized health education programs in both Nepal and Okayama Prefecture, Japan, which involved a course on the prevention of dog bites and subsequent infections. After each course, a questionnaire survey was conducted. The results suggest that the course participants understood these important preventive methods. In addition to the measures mentioned above and the routine vaccination of dogs, this health education course is recommended as a long-term preventive program

キーワード
dog
rabies
dog density
dog bite
health education
Amo Type
Article
発行日
2003-10
出版物タイトル
Acta Medica Okayama
57巻
5号
出版者
Okayama University Medical School
開始ページ
261
終了ページ
266
ISSN
0386-300X
NCID
AA00508441
資料タイプ
学術雑誌論文
言語
English
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publisher
査読
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