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World Rabies Day is observed every year on 28th September across the world to raise awareness about rabies prevention and to share the progress in fighting this disease.
World Rabies Day also marked the death anniversary of Louis Pasteur, the French chemist, and microbiologist, who developed the first vaccine for rabies.
World Rabies Day 2019 the theme is “Rabies: Vaccinate to Eliminate”.
World Rabies Day 2019 theme can be done as follows:
1. To ensure that dogs are kept vaccinated
2. To help people in need to seek and obtain PEP
3. To commit to the 2030 goal of eliminating rabies deaths
World Rabies Day was launched in 2007, by the Global Alliance for Rabies Control and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA, with the co-sponsorship of the World Health Organization, the World Organisation for Animal Health and the Pan American Health Organization.
Rabies is a viral disease that is nearly always transmitted by an infected animal bite.
Anyone who receives a bite in a geographical area where rabies occurs should seek treatment at once.
For treatment to be successful, it must be given before symptoms appear.
Symptoms include neurological problems and a fear of light and water.
Following the vaccination requirements for pets helps prevent and control rabies.
World Rabies Day observed on 28th September: Theme, Details,...