It seems like every time you turn around there is another story on the news about a rabid animal exposing someone to this deadly disease. Learn what threats rabies can pose, and how it can even affect shelter animals that are contained from contact with the usual carriers of this disease.
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Sept. 28, 2008 marked the second annual World Rabies Day. Started last year by the nonprofit Alliance for Rabies Control, the goal of the day is to raise worldwide awareness of the control and prevention of rabies.
The HSUS asks for public support in the fight against dog massacres in China.
Pre-exposure vaccinations are important, but they are only the first step in protecting yourself against the virus.
Aventis Pasteur, maker of the only rabies pre-exposure intradermal vaccine, has discontinued the product after determining that automating the intensive manual manufacturing process would be too expensive.
If you work hands-on with animals in an area where rabies is known to exist, you should receive the pre-exposure rabies vaccination series and then have your antibody levels checked every two years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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World Rabies Day (WRD) was established in 2007 by the Global Alliance for Rabies Control to raise awareness about the on-going tragedy of rabies, educate those most at risk and mobilize resources against this fatal disease.
Compendium of Animal Rabies Prevention and Control, 2011
- Animal Care & Handling
- Dangerous Dogs
- Disease Control
- Dog Bites
- Outdoor Cats
- Health, Animal
- Laws, Legal Matters, & Regulations
- Policies & Procedures
- Safety, Staff
- Undomesticated Animals
- Vaccinations, Animals
- Veterinary Resources
- Wildlife & Exotic Animals
- Zoonotic Diseases