Knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding rabies risk in community members and healthcare professionals: Pétionville, Haiti, 2013

Epidemiology and Infection
Natael FenelonRyan M Wallace


Haiti has the highest human rabies burden in the Western Hemisphere. There is no published literature describing the public's perceptions of rabies in Haiti, information that is critical to developing effective interventions and government policies. We conducted a knowledge, attitudes and practices survey of 550 community members and 116 health professionals in Pétionville, Haiti in 2013 to understand the perception of rabies in these populations. The majority of respondents (85%) knew that dogs were the primary reservoir for rabies, yet only 1% were aware that bats and mongooses could transmit rabies. Animal bites were recognized as a mechanism of rabies transmission by 77% of the population and 76% were aware that the disease could be prevented by vaccination. Of 172 persons reporting a bite, only 37% sought medical treatment. The annual bite incidence rate in respondents was 0·9%. Only 31% of bite victims reported that they started the rabies vaccination series. Only 38% of respondents reported that their dog had been vaccinated against rabies. The majority of medical professionals recognized that dogs were the main reservoir for rabies (98%), but only 28% reported bats and 14% reported mongooses as posing a risk for rabies ...Continue Reading


Jul 1, 1992·European Journal of Epidemiology·B B Chomel, J Trotignon
Nov 14, 1997·American Journal of Public Health·Y F ChangJ H Coben
May 2, 2000·American Journal of Preventive Medicine·S C KalichmanD Rompa
Mar 17, 2007·The American Journal of Bioethics : AJOB·Adrian Carter, Wayne Hall
Nov 21, 2007·The American Journal of Bioethics : AJOB·Dean Schillinger
Feb 27, 2010·PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases·Tiziana LemboSarah Cleaveland
Dec 2, 2011·PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases· TenzinMichael P Ward
Jun 12, 2013·Emerging Infectious Diseases·Marco Antonio Natal VigilatoHugo Marcelo Tamayo Silva
Jun 27, 2013·Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences·Marco Antonio Natal VigilatoMarcos Antonio Espinal
May 16, 2014·Lancet·A R FooksAlan C Jackson
Apr 17, 2015·PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases·Katie HampsonGlobal Alliance for Rabies Control Partners for Rabies Prevention
Jun 26, 2015·PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases·Max MillienVictor Del Rio Vilas
Jun 18, 2016·Transboundary and Emerging Diseases·S SchildeckerRyan M Wallace


Nov 14, 2018·PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases·Cuc H TranRyan M Wallace
Mar 4, 2020·Veterinary Sciences·Khadija BouaddiPhilip Paul Mshelbwala
Oct 26, 2018·PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases·Rany OctariaRyan M Wallace
May 5, 2018·Zoonoses and Public Health·Modupe OsinubiV R Johnson
Dec 4, 2019·PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases·Seonghye JeonRyan M Wallace

Related Concepts

Trending Feeds


Coronaviruses encompass a large family of viruses that cause the common cold as well as more serious diseases, such as the ongoing outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19; formally known as 2019-nCoV). Coronaviruses can spread from animals to humans; symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties; in more severe cases, infection can lead to death. This feed covers recent research on COVID-19.

STING Receptor Agonists

Stimulator of IFN genes (STING) are a group of transmembrane proteins that are involved in the induction of type I interferon that is important in the innate immune response. The stimulation of STING has been an active area of research in the treatment of cancer and infectious diseases. Here is the latest research on STING receptor agonists.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome is a disease characterized by unexplained disabling fatigue; the pathology of which is incompletely understood. Discover the latest research on chronic fatigue syndrome here.

Hereditary Sensory Autonomic Neuropathy

Hereditary Sensory Autonomic Neuropathies are a group of inherited neurodegenerative disorders characterized clinically by loss of sensation and autonomic dysfunction. Here is the latest research on these neuropathies.

Glut1 Deficiency

Glut1 deficiency, an autosomal dominant, genetic metabolic disorder associated with a deficiency of GLUT1, the protein that transports glucose across the blood brain barrier, is characterized by mental and motor developmental delays and infantile seizures. Follow the latest research on Glut1 deficiency with this feed.

Regulation of Vocal-Motor Plasticity

Dopaminergic projections to the basal ganglia and nucleus accumbens shape the learning and plasticity of motivated behaviors across species including the regulation of vocal-motor plasticity and performance in songbirds. Discover the latest research on the regulation of vocal-motor plasticity here.

Neural Activity: Imaging

Imaging of neural activity in vivo has developed rapidly recently with the advancement of fluorescence microscopy, including new applications using miniaturized microscopes (miniscopes). This feed follows the progress in this growing field.

Nodding Syndrome

Nodding Syndrome is a neurological and epileptiform disorder characterized by psychomotor, mental, and growth retardation. Discover the latest research on Nodding Syndrome here.

LRRK2 & Microtubules

Mutations in the LRRK2 gene are risk-factors for developing Parkinson’s disease (PD). LRRK2 mutations in PD have been shown to enhance its association with microtubules. Here is the latest research.