Walk Softly And Carry A Big Net: The Global Fight Against Rabies

Few veterinary professionals in the U.S. are haunted by the specter of widespread human rabies deaths in their communities. For others in the rest of the world, it’s very real. An estimated 59,000 human deaths occur globally every year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO)—the majority of which occur in Asia and Africa. Of those estimated deaths, 99% result from the bite of a rabid dog. What’s more, 40% of them are children.

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