This September 28, is World Rabies Day (WRD) to improve the fight against this condition and redouble efforts to raise awareness about its prevention.
It was established by the Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC) and recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO). This year’s motto is “All for 1, One Health for All.” which emphasizes the need to implement multidisciplinary and intersectoral approaches.
What is the reason why World Rabies Day is celebrated on September 28?
Rabies is a zoonotic disease, In other words, it is transmitted from animals to humans, with a 100 percent mortality rate, according to information from the WHO.
“Endemic to many continents, it is estimated that about 60,000 people in the world die from it every year, 40 percent of them are children. Elimination of human rabies transmitted by dogs is possible; the development of many countries in the American region in this achievement is proof of this,” said the WHO.
The most effective tool is to vaccinate the dog on a large scale, with the goal of preventing this condition in dogs and preventing it from subsequently spreading to humans.
This date is defined for the celebration in honor of the scientist Louis Pasteur, He died on September 28, 1895. He was the creator of the rabies vaccine, and thanks to his discoveries and scientific contributions to public health, lives have been saved to this day.
This is the reason why World Rabies Day is celebrated on September 28, which aims to raise awareness about the prevention and risk of this disease. Thanks to Louis Pasteur and his discoveries, many conditions are now treatable.