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Volume 14, Number 9—September 2008

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Regulatory Systems for Prevention and Control of Rabies, Japan

Hiromi Takahashi-OmoeComments to Author , Katsuhiko Omoe, and Nobuhiko Okabe
Author affiliations: National Institute of Science and Technology Policy, Tokyo, Japan (H. Takahashi-Omoe); Iwate University, Iwate, Japan (K. Omoe); National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan (N. Okabe)

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Table 1

Annual transition of rabies outbreaks in Japan*

Year No. cases in dogs (cats) No. cases in humans No. cases in livestock Remarks
1945 94 (2) 1 19
1946 24 (1) 1 5
1947 37 17 1
1948 141 (1) 45 2
1949 614 (10) 76 2
1950 867 (29) 54 12 Enforcement of Rabies Prevention Law
1951 319 (3) 12 18 Enforcement of Domestic Animal Infectious Diseases Control Law
1952 232 4 1
1953 176 3 4
1954 98 1 No data
1955 23 0 No data
1956 6 0 No data
1957 0 (1) 0 No data
1970 0 1 0 Imported case
(returning traveler from Nepal)
2006 0 2 0 Imported cases
(returning travelers from the Philippines)

*Data from the aggregate calculation by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (6).

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