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Trap-vaccinate-release program to control raccoon rabies, New York, USA.

Slavinski S, Humberg L, Lowney M, Simon R, Calvanese N, Bregman B, Kass D, Oleszko W - Emerging Infect. Dis. (2012)

Bottom Line: In 2009, an outbreak of raccoon rabies in Central Park in New York City, New York, USA, infected 133 raccoons.Five persons and 2 dogs were exposed but did not become infected.A trap-vaccinate-release program vaccinated ≈ 500 raccoons and contributed to the end of the epizootic.

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Affiliation: New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York, New York 11101-4132, USA. sslavins@health.nyc.gov

ABSTRACT
In 2009, an outbreak of raccoon rabies in Central Park in New York City, New York, USA, infected 133 raccoons. Five persons and 2 dogs were exposed but did not become infected. A trap-vaccinate-release program vaccinated ≈ 500 raccoons and contributed to the end of the epizootic.

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Location of rabid raccoons in and around Central Park, New York City, New York, USA, December 1, 2009–December 1, 2011. Each dot represents a rabid raccoon.
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Figure 1: Location of rabid raccoons in and around Central Park, New York City, New York, USA, December 1, 2009–December 1, 2011. Each dot represents a rabid raccoon.

Mentions: On August 27, 2009, a sick raccoon collected from Central Park in Manhattan tested positive for rabies virus, marking the emergence of an enzootic of raccoon rabies in Central Park. From December 2009 through December 2011, rabies test results for 133 raccoons collected in or near Central Park were also positive (Figure 1). The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) quickly assembled a task force with the objective of developing a response plan. The task force comprised members of the New York City DOHMH, the US Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services, the Central Park Conservancy, the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, the New York State Department of Health, New York City Animal Care and Control, and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. A trap-vaccinate-release (TVR) plan was developed and implemented.


Trap-vaccinate-release program to control raccoon rabies, New York, USA.

Slavinski S, Humberg L, Lowney M, Simon R, Calvanese N, Bregman B, Kass D, Oleszko W - Emerging Infect. Dis. (2012)

Location of rabid raccoons in and around Central Park, New York City, New York, USA, December 1, 2009–December 1, 2011. Each dot represents a rabid raccoon.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 1: Location of rabid raccoons in and around Central Park, New York City, New York, USA, December 1, 2009–December 1, 2011. Each dot represents a rabid raccoon.
Mentions: On August 27, 2009, a sick raccoon collected from Central Park in Manhattan tested positive for rabies virus, marking the emergence of an enzootic of raccoon rabies in Central Park. From December 2009 through December 2011, rabies test results for 133 raccoons collected in or near Central Park were also positive (Figure 1). The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) quickly assembled a task force with the objective of developing a response plan. The task force comprised members of the New York City DOHMH, the US Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services, the Central Park Conservancy, the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, the New York State Department of Health, New York City Animal Care and Control, and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. A trap-vaccinate-release (TVR) plan was developed and implemented.

Bottom Line: In 2009, an outbreak of raccoon rabies in Central Park in New York City, New York, USA, infected 133 raccoons.Five persons and 2 dogs were exposed but did not become infected.A trap-vaccinate-release program vaccinated ≈ 500 raccoons and contributed to the end of the epizootic.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York, New York 11101-4132, USA. sslavins@health.nyc.gov

ABSTRACT
In 2009, an outbreak of raccoon rabies in Central Park in New York City, New York, USA, infected 133 raccoons. Five persons and 2 dogs were exposed but did not become infected. A trap-vaccinate-release program vaccinated ≈ 500 raccoons and contributed to the end of the epizootic.

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Related in: MedlinePlus