EPIDEMIOLOGICAL PROFILE OF RABIESIN PRAHOVA COUNTY, ROMANIA 2010-2015

Published in AgroLife Scientific Journal, Volume 6, Number 2
Written by Vlad VUTA Gheorghe BARBOI, Florica BARBUCEANU, Constantin LUPESCU, Gabriel PREDOI, Viorel SURLARU, Constantin VLAGIOIU

Rabies is a fatal zoonotic viral disease produced by a Lyssavirus and is causing more than 70,000 human deaths each year. Due to the fatality of the disease and in the absence of the specific treatment, vaccination and immunization are the most important methods to fight against rabies. The aim of this study was to evaluate the epidemiological situation of rabies in Prahova County during 2010-2015. During this period in Prahova county from total number of population 0.25%, (n=6513) out of women, respectively 0.28% (n=6739) out of man were immunized against Rabies. 0.32% (n=8324) out of urban population and 0.20% (n=4928) of rural population were immunized against Rabies. In 2010-2015, 63 animals, 51 wild (81%) and 12 domestic (19%) were find positive to Fluorescent Antibody Test (FAT) for Rabies (5 dogs, 6 cats, 1 bear, 1 cattle and 50 fox). Taking into account the number of positive cases in animals as well as the risk of diseases in human population it is strongly recommended to use procedures in place of vaccination for persons who have come into contact with the animal potentially infected with rabies virus.

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VUTA V. BARBOI G., BARBUCEANU F., LUPESCU C., PREDOI G., SURLARU V., VLAGIOIU C. 2017, EPIDEMIOLOGICAL PROFILE OF RABIESIN PRAHOVA COUNTY, ROMANIA 2010-2015. AgroLife Scientific Journal, Volume 6, Number 2, ISSN 2285-5718, 235-238.


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