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The Reality of Rabies in Ethiopia: When Man’s Best Friend Becomes the Enemy

Rabies is a disease that affects both people and animals, and is nearly always fatal once clinical signs have developed. In the United States, people are most likely to get rabies from a bat or raccoon. But in Africa and many other parts of the world, people fear getting rabies from their dogs. In Ethiopia, Read More >

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September 28 is World Rabies Day

Rabies and rabies-like viruses are found in bats on every inhabited continent. CDC teams work to train local capacity on methods of assessing wildlife for zoonotic pathogens. These include not just virus detection, but also on practices to stay safe. (Vietnam)

Rabies! It is one of the most feared diseases in the world, and for good reason. Rabies has a fatality rate of nearly 100%, and it causes the most human deaths of any zoonotic disease, that is, diseases which can be spread between animals and humans. Each year, an estimated 59,000 people die from rabies Read More >

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What is Rabies?

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                              Most people in the United States know rabies as a rare and terrifying disease, ending in almost certain death. However, it’s not usually something they think about, except when the reminder card arrives from their veterinarian that their pet needs Read More >

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Rabies Control: Three Months, Three Continents (Part 2 of 2)

The elusive EnKunga reportedly lives in small caves in Semuliki National Park, Uganda. This cave was empty.

    September 28 is World Rabies Day, a global health observance that seeks to raise awareness about rabies and enhance prevention and control efforts. In the spirit of World Rabies Day, rabies program EIS Officer Ryan Wallace describes his travel around the world and how it affects global rabies prevention and control efforts. This is Read More >

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Rabies Control: Three Months, Three Continents (Part 1 of 2)

  September 28 is World Rabies Day, a global health observance that seeks to raise awareness about rabies and enhance prevention and control efforts. In the spirit of World Rabies Day, rabies program EIS Officer Ryan Wallace describes his travels around the world and how his work supports global rabies prevention and control efforts. This is Read More >

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