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Update Date: [2013-11-13]

NO.: 39
 
Reportno.

AHRI report No.39

Topic

Investigation of the preventive measures on rabies from the Crisis Management point of view 

 

Department

Animal Health Research Institut, Council of Agriculture Author Shu-Hwae Lee,

Author Chiu-Chen HUANO1 Lu-Jen Tll4G2Jong-Rong SHIAU2)Aei-Choo CHEN3 and Hong- Kean HUANG
Summary

SUMMARY Aft exposure to rabies virns, the infel animal will not die in a short time, which is different from the case of highly thogenic avian influenza and SARS. Rabies is a preventable but not curable disease. However, once the rabies vinrs enters the central nerves, the rabid animal will die without exception. If rabies were reported in Taiwan, it would he a disaster to the sccial order and national txnomy. The authors therefore attempt to investigate the relatei preventive measures king taken currently by the government from the Crisis Management point of view. F&ttors and
Summary problems that relael to a rabid case were analyrd by the aid of literature reviewing anc detail personal interviewing. Situation of the risk was emphasil for simulation drill and risk control mhanism that needed to he strengthened was then propced. Result of the study revealer! that outbreak of rabies helonged to a model of low scale but well confined. The strategy for the risk control should focus on the preventive measures at incubation period. Prevention is the hest principle for the risk control of rabies. Twentyone risk control prcc&ures in 3 phases were proposed axxordingly. We hope these prccedures might he helpful to the authorities for policy establishment,

 

Keyword

Crisis Management, Rabies, Preventive measures.