Journal of Veterinary Medicine / 2019 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

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

Table 2

Number and disposition of human and animal samples received for laboratory diagnosis for rabies between 2005 and 2014 in Sri Lanka, based on data provided from the Medical Research Institute and the Public Health Veterinary Service of Sri Lanka.

Category of sampleAnimal speciesTotal sample receivedPositive (%)Negative (%)Decomposed

HumanHuman374305 (81.5)52 (13.9)17

Companion animalDog105136227 (59.2)3622 (34.4)664

Cat3273661 (20.2)2434 (74.4)178

Sub total6888 (49.9)

Domestic animalCattle167120 (71.8)45 (26.9)2

Rabbit600 (00.0)58 (96.7)2

Goat4225 (59.5)16 (38.1)1

Pig147 (50.0)4 (28.6)3

Buffalo128 (66.7)4 (33.3)0

Sub total160 (54.2)

Wild animalSquirrel3087 (2.3)293 (95.1)8

Giant Squirrel13510 (7.4)115 (85.2)10

Mongoose12329 (23.5)91 (73.9)3

Rat970 (00.0)92 (94.8)5

Toque monkey and Gray langurs483 (6.2)42 (87.5)3

Palm cat418 (19.5)30 (73.2)3

Civet cat142 (14.3)12 (85.7)0

Bandicoot112 (18.2)9 (81.8)0

Bat90 (00.0)9 (100)0

Wild cat52 (40.0)3 (60.0)0

Sub total79163 (7.9)

Laboratory animalGuinea pig51 (20.0)3 (60.0)1

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