Wednesday, September 28, World Rabies Day, with a symbolic day of awareness and prevention of the zoonotic disease in municipal facilities and at the vaccination point scheduled this week.
During the current administration of Mayor Bettina Romero, the necessary actions were taken to consolidate the health ring against rabies, thus allowing the prevention of infection in dogs and cats, promoting the responsible care of pets as well as strengthening the work expressed by protectionists, volunteers and the community in general.
- In 2020, during the pandemic, 27,000 animals were vaccinated against rabies
- In 2021, with the gradual recovery of normal activities, 70,211 animals were vaccinated against rabies.
- By 2022, a total of 27,750 rabies vaccinations will be achieved
- This year, 20,728 vaccinated animals have been vaccinated so far.
The Undersecretary of Animal Welfare, Luciano Simkin, said that “during our time in the area we have tirelessly sought to create all the necessary tools for the community to understand what this disease means and how important it is to get their animals vaccinated. company “.
As a means of remembering the date, in each of the municipal devices, in the anti-rabies vaccination point corresponding to the SACRA neighborhood of Nevado de Llullaillaco streets at the corner of Cerro Soyano (Plaza San Luis) and the surgical mobile that serves this week in street Pavo Real 175 in the neighborhood of Solís Pizarro, vaccinations against rabies will be held and there will be symbolic actions for the date.
A very special date
The World Rabies Day is celebrated, because a day like this, but in 1895 Louis Pasteur, scientist and doctor responsible for creating the rabies vaccine, one of the main inoculations that help prevent contagion and the spread of rabies, died.
Rabies is present on all continents and affects more than 150 countries. Worldwide, the disease is responsible for nearly 60,000 human deaths each year and in most human cases, dogs are the source of infection.
World Rabies Day (WRD), established by the Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC) and recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO), every September 28, is an important day to remember that the elimination of human rabies that can be transmitted by dogs possible.
The need to implement a comprehensive approach through cooperation on an intersectoral and multidisciplinary scale is emphasized, which requires the contribution, intervention and collaboration of professional teams from the human, animal and environmental health sectors.