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History, Significance and Theme of World Rabies Day 2022

According to CDC a report, every year over 60,000 people worldwide die due to rabies.

Sandeep Kr Tiwari
The first rabies vaccine was created in 1885 by French biologist, microbiologist, and chemist Louis Pasteur, who unfortunately passed away on the same day..
The first rabies vaccine was created in 1885 by French biologist, microbiologist, and chemist Louis Pasteur, who unfortunately passed away on the same day..

Every year on September 28, the World Rabies Day is celebrated all across the globe to promote prevention of rabies. The main motive of this day is to draw people’s attention to the advancements made in the fight against this viral disease.

The first rabies vaccine was created in 1885 by French biologist, microbiologist, and chemist Louis Pasteur, who unfortunately passed away on the same day.

It is important to note that one of the most crucial tools we have for eradicating rabies-related fatalities is safe and effective vaccines for both humans and animals.

History of World Rabies Day

The first World Rabies Day was celebrated on September 28, 2007. The World Health Organization (WHO), the Alliance for Rabies Control, and the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), all in the United States, worked together to make this day a great success.

Significance of World Rabies Day

Despite the fact that rabies is a completely preventable disease, the CDC reports that every year over 60,000 people worldwide die as a result of this viral infection.

We have the chance on this day to take stock of our efforts in fighting the fatal disease. In order to effectively combat rabies, governmental and private organisations must collaborate to disseminate knowledge about the disease's prevention among at-risk communities. Governments should concentrate on how to successfully conduct animal control and vaccination programmes on this day as well.

Theme of World Rabies Day 2022

The theme of World Rabies Day 2022 is "One Health, Zero Deaths." The relationship between the environment and both people and animals will be highlighted on this day. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the glaring weaknesses in the global health systems. However, the pandemic also showed how cross-sector cooperation may benefit humanity's access to healthcare. This theme conveys the idea that one of the worst diseases in the world may be stopped in its tracks thanks to vaccines, medications, instruments, and technologies.

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