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Research Article

Rabies Exposures, Post-Exposure Prophylaxis and Deaths in a Region of Endemic Canine Rabies

  • Katie Hampson mail,

    K.Hampson@Shef.ac.uk

    Affiliations: Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, United Kingdom, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America

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  • Andy Dobson,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America

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  • Magai Kaare †,

    † Deceased.

    Affiliation: Centre for Infectious Diseases, School of Biological Sciences, University of Edinburgh, King's Buildings, Ashworth Laboratories, Edinburgh, Midlothian, United Kingdom

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  • Jonathan Dushoff,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

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  • Matthias Magoto,

    Affiliation: Minstry of Water and Livestock Development, Serengeti District Livestock Office, Mugumu, Tanzania

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  • Emmanuel Sindoya,

    Affiliation: Minstry of Water and Livestock Development, Serengeti District Livestock Office, Mugumu, Tanzania

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  • Sarah Cleaveland

    Affiliation: Division of Infection and Immunity, The Roslin Institute/Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh, Easter Bush, Roslin, Midlothian, United Kingdom

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  • Published: November 25, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000339

About the Authors

Katie Hampson
Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Katie Hampson, Andy Dobson
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America
Magai Kaare
Centre for Infectious Diseases, School of Biological Sciences, University of Edinburgh, King's Buildings, Ashworth Laboratories, Edinburgh, Midlothian, United Kingdom
Jonathan Dushoff
Department of Biology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Matthias Magoto, Emmanuel Sindoya
Minstry of Water and Livestock Development, Serengeti District Livestock Office, Mugumu, Tanzania
Sarah Cleaveland
Division of Infection and Immunity, The Roslin Institute/Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh, Easter Bush, Roslin, Midlothian, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: K.Hampson@Shef.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: KH MK. Performed the experiments: KH MK MM ES. Analyzed the data: KH MK. Wrote the paper: KH APD MK JD SC.