World Rabies Day

Written on September 25, 2012 by Staff Veterinarian

September 28 is World Rabies Day, and it’s important to note that rabies has not been eradicated. Certainly in the US, and definitely in the Northeast, rabies has been reduced, but it still poses a very real threat to human and animal safety.

To mark this important day we’ve put together an informative infographic that highlights some current data on the prevalence of rabies. It’s important to remain vigilant, to vaccinate your pets and to be aware that while post exposure vaccinations save lives, it’s better to be disease free in the first place!

Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) more than 6,000 rabid animals and between 2 to 3 human rabies cases are reported annually in the US.

As the week unfolds we will be presenting different information about the disease. Stay tuned and check back!

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