Khan AM

Associate Professor, Department of Community Medicine and Pediatrics, University College of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

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  • Original Article   
    Prevalence of Dog Bites in Rural and Urban Slums of Delhi: A Community‑based Study
    Author(s): Sharma S, Agarwal A, Khan AM* and Ingle GK

    Background: Rabies is a fatal disease of the central nervous system caused by the bites of warm‑blooded animals. One of the important methods of controlling rabies is by interventions to limit the number of dog bites, the most common source of transmission of rabies to humans in the community. Community‑based data on dog bites are rare from India. Aim: The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence of dog bites and knowledge and practices relating to its management and prevention in an urban and a rural slum of North West Delhi, India.Subjects and Methods: A cross‑sectional house to house survey of 500 households covering a population of 2887 individuals was conducted. The families were selected by systematic random sampling. A pretested and a prevalidated questionnaire was used. Chi‑square tes.. Read More»

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