World Rabies Day
The aim of World Rabies Day is to raise awareness about the impact of human and animal rabies, how easy it is to prevent it, and how to eliminate the main global sources. According to the World Health Organisation an estimated 55 000 human deaths occur worldwide per year due to canine rabies,
accounting for 1 death and 300 exposures every 15 minutes. Almost all human fatalities occur in
developing countries with 56% occurring in Asia and 44% in Africa.
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