The Thai Journal of Veterinary Medicine


The dog plays an important role in the prevalence of rabies in Thailand. It has accounted for 90-93 percent of all animal brain submitted for rabies diagnosis each year. Futhermore, canine rabies represents about 95 per cent of all diagnosed animal rabies. The dog is also the primary source of rabies infection in human; 97.87 per cent of human deaths due to rabies are caused by rabid dogs. Biting by rabid dogs is the main route of rabies infection in both humans and animals. All supporting data available were collected and tabulated. The evidence indicates that the dog is the principal recognized natural host for rabies in this country. Therefore, measures to control canine rabies and the problems in controlling this disease are also discussed.



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