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Epidemiologia e Serviços de Saúde

versão impressa ISSN 1679-4974versão On-line ISSN 2337-9622

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WADA, Marcelo Yoshito; ROCHA, Silene Manrique  e  MAIA-ELKHOURY, Ana Nilce Silveira. Rabies situation in Brazil, 2000 to 2009. Epidemiol. Serv. Saúde [online]. 2011, vol.20, n.4, pp.509-518. ISSN 1679-4974.  http://dx.doi.org/10.5123/S1679-49742011000400010.

OBJECTIVE: to describe the epidemiological situation of rabies and the activities of the National Program for Prevention of Human Rabies in Brazil, 2000 to 2009. METHODOLOGY: it was realized a descriptive analysis of the human rabies and prophylaxis based on reports of the National System of Reporting (Sinan), Surveillance Epidemiological Report-7 and standard sheets. RESULTS: it was observed reduction of human cases and rabid dogs and changes in the profile, of occurence and transmission in last five years, 78.0% of the human cases were transmitted by bats, and an increase of reports of rabies in wild animals. CONCLUSION: the actual rabies situation in this country imposes the necessity to maintain the actions in surveillance directed to urban cycle, implementation in sylvatic cycle reinforce the importance of human rabies prophylaxis aiming to prevent human rabies cases.

Palavras-chave : rabies; epidemiology; surveillance in public health.

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