World Rabies Day
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World Rabies Day is observed every year on 28 September to raise awareness about the effects of rabies virus disease and ways to prevent it.
This day is celebrated on 28 September on the occasion of the death anniversary of the famous French biologist Louis Pasteur.
The theme of this day for the year 2022 is 'Rabies: One Health, Zero Deaths'.
Louis Pasteur developed the first rabies vaccine and laid the foundation for the prevention of rabies.
World Rabies Day was first observed on 28 September 2007.
The event was organized in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) by the Alliance for Rabies Control and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA.
Rabies is a viral disease. This virus is present in the saliva of animals suffering from rabies such as dog, cat, monkey etc.
According to statistics, about 99 percent of cases in humans are caused by dog bites.
The time period between bites of an animal infected with rabies and the appearance of symptoms of rabies can range from four days to two years, or sometimes more.
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