Proceedings of The 5th International Conference on Rabies in West Africa (RIWA) (Bamako, 2018)

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Estimation of the incidence of human rabies in Bamako, Mali

Cite this: Pan African Medical Journal - Conference Proceedings. Mar 2019; 10(10): 17. doi:10.11604/pamj.cp.2018.10.17.849

Submitted: 11 Oct 18   Accepted: 18 Oct 18   Published: 27 Mar 19

Key words: Rabies, impact, epidemiological surveillance, Bamako

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Corresponding author: Ousmane Kone, Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene, Bamako, Mali (riwamali2018@gmail.com)

This abstract is published as part of the proceedings of The 5th International Conference on Rabies in West Africa (RIWA) (MALI, )

Estimation of the incidence of human rabies in Bamako, Mali

Ousmane Kone1,&

 

1Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene, Bamako, Mali

 

 

&Corresponding author
Ousmane Kone, Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene, Bamako, Mali

 

 

Abstract

Introduction: there is need to establish a quantitative prediction of the extent of human rabies in Bamako.

 

Methods: human rabies incidence were estimated using a series of probability measures to calculate the probability of developing rabies after the bite of an animal suspect, integration of field data on the incidence of injuries from animal bite, the recognition accuracy of rabies, distribution bites and post-exposure treatment.

 

Results: we found that most patients are bitten by dogs in 98.2%, and a significant proportion of them were children with 62% of cases, which are more at risk of developing rabies because the bite is untreated. The annual incidence of human rabies is 2.4 cases per 100 000 population.

 

Conclusion: Bamako cases of human rabies have been greatly underestimated. Information on animal bites are accessible data source that can be used to estimate the public health burden of rabies and monitor disease trends in the country and in developing countries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 5th International Conference on Rabies in West Africa (RIWA) (Bamako)

Country: MALI

Dates: 23 Oct 18 - 25 Oct 18

Venue:

Organizers: The Society for Rabies in West Africa

Secretariat: riwamali2018@gmail.com

Contact person: Prof Albert Ogunkoya (abogunkoya@gmail.com)