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Description:Created by University of Minnesota veterinary student Amanda Emery in September, 2014, this photograph shows how Haiti is still recovering from the 2010 earthquake, which killed more than 200,000 people. While many efforts are being put forward to improve infrastructure, refuse and other communal food sources are routinely discarded on the streets. This food source allows many dogs to survive and proliferate, thereby, contributing to overpopulation and disease transmission. These dogs receive no veterinary care, and are typically not vaccinated for rabies, helping to enhance the spread of that disease.
Until recently, finding post exposure vaccine and trying to get the dog tested has always been difficult. Thanks to increased cooperation between the Ministry of Agriculture (MARNDR) and the Ministry of Public Health (MSPP) fostered by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) there is a more reliable system in place to make vaccine available for bite victims and to accurately test animals. Increasing rabies awareness through education, reliable testing, and post exposure treatment is already a reality in several parts of Haiti because of a collaborative CDC/MARNDR/MSPP rabies surveillance program. CVM is excited to invest their support along with CDC to bolster and expand the work of MARNDR and MSPP to control and ultimately eliminate rabies in Haiti. (See links below)
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Amanda Emery, (DVM/MPH Student), University of Minnesota
Creation Date:2014
Photo Credit:Amanda Emery, (DVM/MPH Student), University of Minnesota
Links:CDC – Global Health; Global Health – Stories: Moving Haiti Closer to Rabies Control
CDC - National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID); Division of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology (DHCPP); Rabies
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Copyright Restrictions:Yes - This image is copyright protected. Any public or private use of this image is subject to prevailing copyright laws.Please contact the content provider of this image for permission requests.

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