Taming the beast: rabies control in the cradle of mankind

D’Amico, Gianluca and Mihalca, Andrei D. and Domsa, Cristian and Albrechtová, Katerina and Sándor, Attila D. and Modrý, David (2013) Taming the beast: rabies control in the cradle of mankind. Geospatial Health, 7 (2). pp. 409-411. ISSN 1970-7096

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Between 2006 and 2012, a rabies control programme has been conducted in the area of Lake Turkana in north- ern Kenya. Spatial data obtained for this project were analysed with the aim of assessing the importance of dog home ranges with the view of possible overlapping between dog populations from adjacent localities. In contrast to our expectation of the maximum home ranges of dogs in the harsh semi-desert environment, the results provided by geographical information system (GIS) analysis showed that in 14 out of 16 localities considered for the study, the dog populations were fully isolated from each other. The data obtained should be helpful for designing rabies control strategies

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dogs, rabies, geographical information systems, Kenya
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 614 Medicina legale; incidenza delle malattie; Medicina preventiva pubblica
Depositing User: Chiara D'Arpa
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2014 15:02
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2014 15:02
URI: http://eprints.bice.rm.cnr.it/id/eprint/9318

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