Federation of Veterinarians of Europe
World Rabies Day: 28 September 2011
World Rabies Day: 28 September 2011

The Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC) today announces that preliminary data released this month at the OIE Global Conference on Eliminating Rabies has estimated 70,000 people worldwide  die each year from rabies at a cost of US$4 billion.

Although rabies is entirely preventable, controlling the disease has been elusive in  large portions of the developing world due to a lack of resources with which to carry out vaccination programmes. The subsequent epidemic has wrought a disproportionate effect on the young, with one child dying every ten minutes from the disease. Read the full report.

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