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descriptive spatial and spatio-temporal analysis of the 2000-2005 canine rabies endemic in santa cruz de la sierra, bolivia.the authors analysed laboratory samples testing positive for rabies virus collected between 2000 and 2005 from santa cruz de la sierra, bolivia, to assess the spatial and spatio-temporal distribution of the endemic of canine rabies. according to the results of the spatial analysis, canine rabies was not evenly distributed in the city. significant spatio-temporal clustering of canine rabies cases showed a trend towards clusters with high incidence rates in two particular areas compared with surro ...200717631264
antibody response to an anti-rabies vaccine in a dog population under field conditions in bolivia.rabies remains an important public health issue in bolivia, south america. public concern and fears are most focussed on dogs as the source of rabies. the objective of the present study was to assess immunity of an inactivated suckling mouse brain vaccine against canine rabies used for the official vaccination campaigns under field conditions in an endemic area of rabies in bolivia. a total of 236 vaccinated and 44 unvaccinated dogs in santa cruz de la sierra, selected using stratified random sa ...200818399941
antibody seroprevalences against rabies in dogs vaccinated under field conditions in bolivia.bolivia currently has one of the highest numbers of cases for human and canine rabies and is thus clue to the elimination process. the objective of the present study was to assess antibody seroprevalences against rabies in dogs vaccinated under field conditions and other factors that might influence the success of the on-going rabies control programmes in an endemic area of the disease, santa cruz de la sierra, bolivia. all 240 study animals, selected using area-stratified random sampling, were ...200818975125
epidemiology of urban canine rabies, santa cruz, bolivia, 1972-1997.we analyzed laboratory data from 1972 to 1997 from santa cruz, bolivia, to determine risk factors for laboratory canine samples' testing positive for rabies virus (rabv). of 9,803 samples, 50.7% tested positive for rabv; the number of cases and the percentage positive has dropped significantly since 1978. a 5- to 6-year cycle in rabies incidence was clearly apparent, though no seasonality was noted. male dogs had significantly increased odds of testing positive for rabv (odds ratio [or]=1.14), a ...200211996678
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