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 …

Rabies in BC What Veterinarians Need to Know

By: Erin Frasers, BSc,MSc, DVMWith the recent human rabies case on Vancouver Island, the number of inquiries about rabies and reports of potential exposures have dramatically increased across the province. In BC, rabies is one of the animal diseases that is reportable to the Chief Veterinary Officer under the Reportable and Notifiable Disease Regulation, pursuant to the BC Animal Health …