Journal of Veterinary Medicine / 2019 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Surveillance Opportunities and the Need for Intersectoral Collaboration on Rabies in Sri Lanka

Table 1

Reported rabies cases in different species in Sri Lanka from 2005 to 2014 based on data provided by the Medical Research Institute and the Department of Animal Production and Health and PHVS in Sri Lanka.

SpeciesLaboratory confirmed (%)Clinically diagnosed (%)Total (%)
Common nameScientific name

DogCanis familiaris6227 (67.83)561 (6.11)6788 (73.95)
CattleBos Taurus120 (1.30)795 (8.66)915 (9.96)
CatFelis catus661 (7.20)2 (0.02)663 (7.22)
HumanHomo sapiens305 (3.32)162 (1.76)467 (5.08)
GoatCaprine spp.25 (0.27)208 (2.26)233 (2.53)
BuffaloBubalus spp.8 (0.09)15 (0.16)23 (0.25)
MongooseHerpestes brachyurus20 (0.21)0 (0.00)20 (0.21)
PigSus scrofa domesticus7 (0.08)6 (0.06)13 (0.14)
SheepOvis aries0 (0.00)13 (0.14)13 (0.14)
Giant SquirrelRatufa macroura10 (0.10)0 (0.00)10 (0.10)
G/MongooseHerpestes edwardsii8 (0.09)0 (0.00)8 (0.09)
Palm catParadoxurus hermaphroditus8 (0.09)0 (0.00)8 (0.09)
SquirrelFunambulus palmarum7 (0.08)0 (0.00)7 (0.08)
MonkeySemnopithecus spp & Macca spp.3 (0.03)0 (0.00)3 (0.03)
BandicootBandicota bengalensis2 (0.02)0 (0.00)2 (0.02)
Civet catViverricula indica2 (0.02)0 (0.00)2 (0.02)
Wild catFelis chaus2 (0.02)0 (0.00)2 (0.02)
Guinea pigCavia porcellus1 (0.01)0 (0.00)1 (0.01)
R/MongooseHerpestes smithii1 (0.01)0 (0.00)1 (0.01)

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