Rabies has been terrorizing humans and animals for 4,000 years. It is a zoonotic disease (transmitted between animals and humans) that is spread via saliva. This usually occurs via a bite wound inflicted by an infected animal, although scratches and even licks may also pose a risk. More than 59,000 people die from rabies every year, 99% of which are a result of exposure to an infected domestic dog. This means that a person dies every 9 minutes from rabies.
The Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC) exists to end the inequality that allows neglected communities to continue to suffer from an ancient and terrifying, but completely preventable, disease.