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Vol. 12, Special Issue 9 (2023)

Incidence of Rabies in animals of Kamrup Metro district of Assam, India

Author(s):
Bishal Debbarma, Jyoti B Dutta, Shrikrishna Isloor, Bhaben CH Baishya, Prasanta KR Boro and Tinku Das
Abstract:
Rabies is a neglected fatal viral zoonosis caused by Lyssavirus genus of Rhabdoviridae family, mostly mediated by dog-bites. The present study specifies the diagnosis of Rabies in suspected clinical cases in animals of Kamrup metro district of Assam. During the study period (2019-2020), a total of 17 brain tissue samples were collected from clinically suspected animals using Foramen magnum method as per OIE and on spot screening for rabies virus was done using Lateral Flow Assay (LFA) kit. Further, the collected brain tissue samples were being sent to OIE referral lab for confirmatory diagnosis by Direct Fluorescent Antibody Test (DFAT), which is the gold standard test for confirmation of rabies. Out of 17 brain tissue samples, 13 were found to be positive for rabies virus and the incidence of rabies was 76.47 percent. Species-wise, canines (76.92%) had the highest incidence of rabies followed by bovine (15.38%) and caprine (7.69%).
Pages: 169-172  |  180 Views  94 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Bishal Debbarma, Jyoti B Dutta, Shrikrishna Isloor, Bhaben CH Baishya, Prasanta KR Boro and Tinku Das. Incidence of Rabies in animals of Kamrup Metro district of Assam, India. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(9S): 169-172.
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