Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica
versión impresa ISSN 1726-4634
NAVARRO V, Ana Maria; BUSTAMANTE N, José y SATO S, Alberto. Situación actual y control de la rabia en el Perú. Rev. perú. med. exp. salud publica [online]. 2007, vol.24, n.1, pp. 46-50. ISSN 1726-4634.
Rabies is an endemic disease of Peru, that appears in two cycles, one urban related with transmission by dog, and another wild caused mainly by vampires bats bite. Most of human cases of the last decades they have been by urban rabies, nevertheless the used measures of control (canine vaccine campaigns, vaccine production, identification of biting dog, opportune attention of the victim and surveillance and notification system) they have managed to reduce the incidence of canine rabies and therefore of the human cases. Currently the greater number of human cases notified are caused by Desmodus rotundus in Peru.
Palabras llave : Rabies; Peru.