6. INVESTIGATION ON INCIDENCE OF ANIMAL RABIES IN CENTRAL KERALA
K. Krithiga, C. Purnima, N. Vijayan and N.D. Nair
Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences.2019. 50(1):31-34.
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A total of 842 rabies suspected cases submitted for post-mortem diagnosis to the Department of Veterinary Pathology, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Mannuthy, during the period from July 2011 to June 2015 were analysed for this study. 42 per cent of the cases submitted for post-mortem were positive for rabies.Thrissur district registered more positive cases in Central Kerala Dogs were the major species affected. It was found that there were peaks of positivity during February, May, September and November and a gradual increase of cases during summer.. Statistical analysis of the positive cases reported from 2012-2014 showed an increase in number of cases during summer than other seasons. About 75 per cent of cases exhibited the furious form of rabies and in the positive cases the vaccination was neither done nor periodical. Positive cases were also recorded in pups below three months of age.
Key words: Rabies,Central Kerala, FAT