WHO: Vaccinate dogs to save human lives – World Rabies Day 2012
On 28 September – World Rabies Day – rabies experts at WHO and around the world are highlighting dog vaccination programmes as the most effective way to reduce the risk of this disease that kills around 50 000 people every year.
CDC: World Rabies Day
Raising Rabies Awareness
September 28 is World Rabies Day, a global health observance that seeks to raise awareness about rabies and enhance prevention and control efforts. Co-sponsored by CDC and the Alliance for Rabies Control (ARC) since 2007, World Rabies Day has been celebrated in countries throughout the world, including the U.S.
World Rabies Day is an excellent time to take steps that can help prevent and control rabies, such as vaccinating pets including dogs and cats and providing education on how to avoid the animals that typically transmit rabies: raccoons, bats, skunks, and foxes.