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3 Must-reads for World Rabies Day


Stay updated on the latest with this highly infectious disease

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Today is World Rabies Day. Though this disease is 100% preventable through vaccination, it's still prevalent in many parts of the world. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention,1 nearly 60,000 individuals die from rabies each year. At dvm360, we are recognizing that the fight against rabies is not over and sharing information to help further efforts to eliminate this fatal disease worldwide.

Recent strides are being made in India to end the rabies crisis, and a recent rabies surveillance report underscores the dangers infected wildlife present. The third article discusses rabies vaccinations for canines. Keep reading!

  1. Free vaccination camps and education to help combat rabies crisis in India: Boehringer Ingelheim India has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Pet Practitioners Association of Mumbai, a non-profit charitable organization, with the goal of eliminating rabies in the Greater Mumbai area.
  2. Protecting dogs against seasonal infection: A comprehensive overview of vaccinations needed in dogs is outlined in this article with a focus on the parameters of the rabies vaccination.
  3. Taking the bite out of rabies, one species at a time: This overview of a rabies surveillance report discusses the risks associated with interacting with wildlife to ultimately help prevent rabies in humans.


World Rabies Day. Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Accessed September 26, 2023. https://www.cdc.gov/worldrabiesday/index.html

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