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Research Article

The Feasibility of Canine Rabies Elimination in Africa: Dispelling Doubts with Data

  • Tiziana Lembo mail,

    T.Lembo@vet.gla.ac.uk

    Affiliations: Boyd Orr Centre for Population and Ecosystem Health, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom, Davee Center for Epidemiology and Endocrinology, Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Katie Hampson,

    Affiliation: Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, United Kingdom

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  • Magai T. Kaare,

    Affiliation: Serengeti Carnivore Viral Transmission Dynamics Project, Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute, Arusha, Tanzania

    † Deceased October 2008.

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  • Eblate Ernest,

    Affiliation: Serengeti Carnivore Viral Transmission Dynamics Project, Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute, Arusha, Tanzania

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  • Darryn Knobel,

    Affiliation: Boyd Orr Centre for Population and Ecosystem Health, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom

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  • Rudovick R. Kazwala,

    Affiliation: Sokoine University of Agriculture, Department of Veterinary Medicine and Public Health, Morogoro, Tanzania

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  • Daniel T. Haydon,

    Affiliation: Boyd Orr Centre for Population and Ecosystem Health, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom

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  • Sarah Cleaveland

    Affiliation: Boyd Orr Centre for Population and Ecosystem Health, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom

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About the Authors

Tiziana Lembo, Darryn Knobel, Daniel T. Haydon, Sarah Cleaveland
Boyd Orr Centre for Population and Ecosystem Health, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Tiziana Lembo
Davee Center for Epidemiology and Endocrinology, Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Katie Hampson
Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Magai T. Kaare, Eblate Ernest
Serengeti Carnivore Viral Transmission Dynamics Project, Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute, Arusha, Tanzania
Rudovick R. Kazwala
Sokoine University of Agriculture, Department of Veterinary Medicine and Public Health, Morogoro, Tanzania

Corresponding Author

Email: T.Lembo@vet.gla.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: TL KH MTK DK RRK DTH SC. Performed the experiments: TL KH MTK EE DK RRK DTH SC. Analyzed the data: TL KH MTK DK DTH SC. Wrote the paper: TL KH DK SC.