Distribuição espacial e temporal da raiva canina e felina em Minas Gerais, 2000 a 2006 (Spatial and temporal distribution of canine and feline rabies in Minas Gerais, Brazil, from 2000 to 2006)
Barbosa, A., Silva, J.A., Moreira, E.C., Meneses, J.N.C., Magalhães, D.F., Menezes, F.L. and Oliveira, C.S.F. (2008) Distribuição espacial e temporal da raiva canina e felina em Minas Gerais, 2000 a 2006 (Spatial and temporal distribution of canine and feline rabies in Minas Gerais, Brazil, from 2000 to 2006). Arquivo Brasileiro de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, 60 (4). pp. 837-842.
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In order to know the epidemiology of rabies in dogs and cats, in Minas Gerais State, a descriptive study of its behavior was carried out from 2000 to 2006. Data of monthly reports colleted at the laboratories of "Centro de Controle de Zoonoses (CCZ)" from Belo Horizonte" and "Instituto Mineiro de Agropecuária (IMA)" were used. Positivity of 1.50% for canine rabies and 0.70% for feline rabies were observed. A tendency to the decrease of canine rabies positive cases was found (y= -3.2143x + 19.714) and the same was observed for cats, since only two cases occurred, both in 2000. The regions that present positive diagnostics also showed the lowest social economic development.
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