In Bangladesh, it is estimated that 2000 people a year die from rabies, even though post-exposure vaccines are available in the local hospitals. This epidemiological case series study aims to recruit up to 800 people who have been biten by a dog and who are attending a rabies vaccination clinic in six districts over a 15-week period from April to July 2013. View preliminary results.
Key organisations associated with this project include the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research within the Directorate General of Health Services and the Department of Livestock Services within the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock. Other organisations involved include the Insititute of Public Health and Nutrition, the Directorate General of Drug Administration, and the Central Veterinary Hospital in Dhaka.