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16th meeting of rabies program directors in the Americas (REDIPRA) and the pre-REDIPRA International Seminar, entitled "Rabies: unfinished challenges an unfinished process", 28th-30th November 2017

PAHO/CaribVET Bat Rabies Surveillance Workshop, Trinidad and Tobago, 20th – 21st September, 2017 - Full report

Scientific articles

Minghui, R., Stone, M., Semedo, M. H., & Nel, L. (2018). New global strategic plan to eliminate dog-mediated rabies by 2030. The Lancet Global Health, 6(8), e828–e829. http://doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(18)30302-4

FAO. A neglected zoonotic disease: Dog-Mediated Rabies, Eliminating Human Deaths from by 2030. FAO Inf sheets. 2018

Cleaton JM, Wallace RM, Crowdis K, Gibson A, Monroe B, Ludder F, et al. Impact of community-delivered SMS alerts on dog-owner participation during a mass rabies vaccination campaign, Haiti 2017. Vaccine; 2018; doi:10.1016/j.vaccine.2018.03.017

Carvalho MF De, Vigilato MAN, Pompei JA, Rocha F, Vokaty A, Flores BM, et al. Rabies in the Americas : 1998-2014. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2018;12: e0006271. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0006271

Ortmann S, Vos A, Kretzschmar A, Walther N, Kaiser C, Freuling C, et al. Safety studies with the oral rabies virus vaccine strain SPBN GASGAS in the small Indian mongoose (Herpestes auropunctatus). BMC Vet Res. BMC Veterinary Research; 2018;14: 90. doi:10.1186/s12917-018-1417-0

Tran CH, Etheart MD, Andrecy LL, Augustin PD, Kligerman M, Crowdis K, et al. Investigation of Canine-Mediated Human Rabies Death, Haiti, 2015. Emerging infectious diseases. 2018;24: 156–158. doi:10.3201/eid2401.161555

Wallace RM, Undurraga EA, Blanton JD, Cleaton J, Franka R. Elimination of Dog-Mediated Human Rabies Deaths by 2030: Needs Assessment and Alternatives for Progress Based on Dog Vaccination. Front Vet Sci. 2017;4. doi:10.3389/fvets.2017.00009

Benavides JA, Rojas Paniagua E, Hampson K, Valderrama W, Streicker DG. Quantifying the burden of vampire bat rabies in Peruvian livestock. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017;11: e0006105. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0006105

Wallace R, Etheart M, Ludder F, Augustin P, Fenelon N, Franka R, et al. The Health Impact of Rabies in Haiti and Recent Developments on the Path Toward Elimination, 2010-2015. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2017;97: 76–83. doi:10.4269/ajtmh.16-0647

Todd G Smith; Max Millien; Ad Vos; Franso A Fracciterne; Kelly Crowdis; Cornelius Chirodea; Alexandra Medley; Richard Chipman; Yunlong Qin; Jesse Blanton; Ryan Wallace. Evaluation of immune responses in dogs to oral rabies vaccine under field conditions.  Vaccine. 2017, DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2017.09.096, PMID: 29054727

Alfonso Clavijo; Mary H Freire de Carvalho; Lillian A Orciari; Andres Velasco-Villa; James A Ellison; Lauren Greenberg; Pamela A Yager; Douglas B Green; Marco A Vigilato; Ottorino Cosivi; Victor J Del Rio-Vilas. An inter- laboratory proficiency testing exercise for rabies diagnosis in Latin America and the Caribbean.  PLoS neglected tropical diseases. 2017, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0005427, PMID: 28369139

Eduardo A. Undurraga, Martin I. Meltzer, Cuc H. Tran, Charisma Y. Atkins, Melissa D. Etheart, Max F. Millien, Paul Adrien, and Ryan M. Wallace. Cost-Effectiveness Evaluation of a Novel Integrated Bite Case Management Program for the Control of Human Rabies, Haiti 2014–2015.  The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene. 2017, DOI: 10.4269/ajtmh.16-0785, PMID: 28719253

Melissa Etheart; Maxwell Kligerman; Pierre Augustin; Jesse D Blanton; Benjamin Monroe; Ludder Fleurinord; Max Millien; Kelly Crowdis; Natael Fenelon; Ryan Wallace. Effect of counselling on health-care-seeking behaviours and rabies vaccination adherence after dog bites in Haiti, 2014–15: a retrospective follow-up survey.  The Lancet Global Health. 2017, DOI: 10.1016/s2214-109x(17)30321-2, PMID: 28911750

Ulrike Zieger; Sonia Cheetham; Sharlene E Santana; Leith Leiser-Miller; Vanessa Matthew-Belmar; Hooman Goharriz; Anthony R Fooks. Natural exposure of bats in Grenada to rabies virus.  Infection Ecology & Epidemiology. 2017, DOI: 10.1080/20008686.2017.1332935, PMID: 28804595

Darryn L Knobel; Sintayehu Arega; Bjorn Reininghaus; Gregory Simpson; Bradford D Gessner; Henrik Stryhn; Anne Conan. Rabies vaccine is associated with decreased all-cause mortality in dogs.  Vaccine. 2017, DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2017.05.095, PMID: 2860260710.3389/fvets.2017.00004, PMID: 28197407

Andres Velasco-Villa; Luis E Escobar; Anthony Sanchez; Mang Shi; Daniel G Streicker; Nadia F Gallardo-Romero; Fernando Vargas-Pino; Veronica Gutierrez-Cedillo; Inger Damon; Ginny Emerson. Successful strategies implemented towards the elimination of canine rabies in the Western Hemisphere.  Antiviral research. 2017, DOI: 10.1016/j.antiviral.2017.03.023, PMID: 28385500

Andres Velasco-Villa; Matthew R Mauldin; Mang Shi; Luis E Escobar; Nadia F Gallardo-Romero; Inger Damon; Victoria A Olson; Daniel G Streicker; Ginny Emerson. The history of rabies in the Western Hemisphere.  Antiviral research. 2017, DOI: 10.1016/j.antiviral.2017.03.013, PMID: 28365457

Janine FR Seetahal; Alexandra Vokaty; Christine Carrington; Abiodun A Adesiyun; Ron Mahabir; Avery QJ Hinds; Charles E Rupprecht. The History of Rabies in Trinidad: Epidemiology and Control Measures.  Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease. 2017, DOI: 10.3390/tropicalmed2030027

Victor J Vilas; Mary J de Carvalho; Marco AN Vigilato; Felipe Rocha; Alexandra Vokaty; Julio A Pompei; Baldomero Flores; Natael Fenelon; Ottorino Cosivi. Tribulations of the Last Mile: Sides from a Regional Program.  Frontiers in Veterinary Science. 2017, DOI: 10.3389/fvets.2017.00004, PMID: 28197407

Ulrike Zieger; Denise A Marston; Ravindra Sharma; Alfred Chikweto; Keshaw Tiwari; Muzzamil Sayyid; Bowen Louison; Hooman Goharriz; Katja Voller; Andrew C Breed; Dirk Werling; Anthony R Fooks; Daniel L Horton. The Phylogeography of Rabies in Grenada, West Indies, and Implications for Control.  PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 2014, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0003251, PMID: 25330178

Janine FR Seetahal; Andres Velasco-Villa; Orchid M Allicock; Abiodun A Adesiyun; Joseph Bissessar; Kirk Amour; Annmarie Phillip-Hosein; Denise A Marston; Lorraine M McElhinney; Mang Shi; Cheryl-Ann Wharwood; Anthony R Fooks; Christine VF Carrington. Evolutionary History and Phylogeography of Rabies Viruses Associated with Outbreaks in Trinidad.  PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 2013, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002365, PMID: 23991230

D Thomas; A Delgado; B Louison; T Lefrancois; J Shaw. Examining dog owners' beliefs regarding rabies vaccination during government-funded vaccine clinics in Grenada to improve vaccine coverage rates.  Preventive veterinary medicine. 2013, DOI: 10.1016/j.prevetmed.2013.02.009, PMID: 23611065

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