Global & Disaster Medicine

September 28 is World Rabies Day

September 28 is World Rabies Day, a global health observance started in 2007 to raise awareness about the burden of rabies and bring together partners to enhance prevention and control efforts worldwide. World Rabies Day is observed in many countries, including the United States.

While rabies is a 100% preventable disease, thousands of people die from the disease around the world each day. World Rabies Day is an opportunity to reflect on our efforts to control this deadly disease and remind ourselves that the fight is not yet over.

Diagram of the rabies virion                      Cross-sectional diagram of the rabies virion           Diagram displaying the cycle of infection and replication for the rabies virus


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