World Rabies Day: Working together to make rabies history

September 28, 2012 marks the sixth World Rabies Day. This annual event, led by the Global Alliance for Rabies Control, provides a unique platform for individuals and organisations to raise awareness and understanding about the importance of rabies prevention.

Commenting BVA President, Carl Padgett, said:

“Rabies remains of one of the most serious viral zoonoses presently encountered worldwide. Despite being 100% preventable, it is estimated that 55,000 people die worldwide from rabies each year, approximately one person every ten minutes.

“The BVA is extremely proud to support World Rabies Day. This campaign offers a tremendous opportunity to increase global awareness of this devastating, yet totally preventable, disease.”

Since the inaugural World Rabies Day campaign in 2007 more than 2000 events in 150 countries have helped to vaccinate 7.7 million animals, and an estimated 182 million people have learned about how to prevent the disease.

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