World Rabies Day is celebrated annually on September 28, the holiday is dedicated to a dangerous disease, the source of which is infected animals – rabies. Given the annual number of bites, it is important to spread information about the disease and the consequences.
The holiday was initiated by the Global Rabies Alliance, its main mission is to tell you what steps to take to not only protect yourself from rabies, but also completely eradicate the disease. According to statistics, it is dogs that are the most common carriers of rabies – in 99% of cases, it is their bite that causes the disease. The Alliance sponsors events aimed at raising awareness of the disease.
- Aristotle first wrote about rabies in 3-00 BC, he prepared a work where he described a disease that affects any animal that an infected dog bites.
- In the 18th century, active development of a rabies vaccine began in Europe, in addition, stray dogs were destroyed.
- It was not until 1885 that the first rabies vaccine appeared.
- The rabies vaccine was brought to America only in 1920.
- Approximately 60 people die from rabies every year worldwide.
How to celebrate
Take an active part in World Rabies Day events, they are held almost all over the world. Learn more about how to deal with the disease. Subscribe to thematic groups in social networks. Be sure to read – how to behave and how to provide first aid for a bite. It must be understood that you should contact both a regular hospital and a veterinary clinic.
When is World Rabies Day in 2022?
World Rabies Day is observed on September 28 each year.