Volume 26, Number 12—December 2020
Role of Oral Rabies Vaccines in the Elimination of Dog-Mediated Human Rabies Deaths
|Accessibility of the dog population||Central point||Door-to-door||Capture–vaccinate–release||Oral vaccination|
|Owned, confined dogs||Good coverage||Good coverage||Moderate coverage||Rarely applicable*|
|Owned, roaming dogs||Moderate coverage||Moderate coverage||Good coverage||Good coverage|
|Unowned dogs||Poor coverage||Poor coverage||Good coverage||Good coverage|
|Advantage||Inexpensive||Owners do not have to transport dogs||Expensive and requires trained staff||Easy and targets free roaming dogs|
|Disadvantage||Low free-roaming dog coverage||Low free-roaming dog coverage||Cost and scalability concerns||Cost, safety, and efficacy concerns|
*Parenteral vaccination should be the preferred method when the dog can be brought for vaccination by an owner.
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