World Rabies Day in the news

17 September 2016

World Rabies Day is a truly global phenomenon. Below is a selection of links to news stories from various countries.

Global

EDUCATE, VACCINATE, ELIMINATE: Achieving zero human deaths from dog- transmitted rabies by 2030, joint release by FAO, OIE and WHO
http://www.oie.int/en/for-the-media/press-releases/detail/article/educate-vaccinate-eliminate-achieving-zero-human-deaths-from-dog-transmitted-rabies-by-2030/

Eradicating rabies is a public health necessity, WVA and WMA Joint Press Release
http://worldvet.org/news.php?item=299

On World Rabies Day, UN urges rabies control beyond human and animal health services, UN News Service
http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=55146#.V-vr-JprjDc

Rabies continues to kill despite effective animal & human rabies vaccines, Diva International
http://divainternational.ch/spip.php?article1295

Can the world end rabies deaths by 2030?, BioMed Central
http://blogs.biomedcentral.com/on-medicine/2016/09/28/can-world-end-rabies-deaths-2030/

Neglect in the time of rabies, Bullshit.ist
https://bullshit.ist/neglect-in-the-time-of-rabies-6dff912688d8#.2c2pplp13

Rabies control: going beyond human and animal health services
http://veterinaryrecord.bmj.com/content/179/14/349

 

Regional:

Africa:

Health Report - World Rabies Day, TV2Africa
https://youtu.be/0i5rwFGbldE

Europe:

World #Rabies Day: Disease knows no borders, EU Reporter
https://www.eureporter.co/health/2016/09/28/world-rabies-day-disease-knows-no-borders/

National:

Australia

Keeping Australia rabies-free, Farming Ahead
http://www.farmingahead.com.au/articles/1/12420/2016-09-28/news/keeping-australia-rabies-free

Canada

Nunavut stresses prevention on World Rabies Day, Sept. 28, Nunatsiaq Online
http://www.nunatsiaqonline.ca/stories/article/65674nunavut_targets_rabies_prevention_on_sept._28_world_rabies_day/

Low-cost rabies vaccination clinics offered on Oct. 1, Inside Belleville
http://www.insidebelleville.com/news-story/6870727-low-cost-rabies-vaccination-clinics-offered-on-oct-1/

Gambia:

Gambia launches free rabies vaccination campaign, Daily Observer
https://observer.gm/gambia-launches-free-rabies-vaccination-campaign/

Gambia celebrates World Rabies Day, The Point
http://thepoint.gm/africa/gambia/article/gambia-celebrates-world-rabies-day

Ghana

Onsy Nkrumah Wages War On Rabies, GhanaWeb
http://ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/health/Onsy-Nkrumah-Wages-War-On-Rabies-473246

India

World Rabies Day: Vaccinate the stray dogs, don't kill them, say experts, Firstpost
http://m.firstpost.com/india/world-rabies-day-vaccinate-the-stray-dogs-dont-kill-them-say-experts-3025382.html

Tibet Charity observes 10th World Rabies Day,The Tibet Post
http://www.thetibetpost.com/en/news/exile/5201-tibet-charity-observes-10th-world-rabies-day

Free Vaccination Camps Mark World Rabies Day, The Pioneer
http://www.dailypioneer.com/state-editions/free-vaccination-camps-mark-world-rabies-day.html

Eliminating rabies in India through awareness, treatment and vaccination, World Health Organization
http://www.who.int/features/2016/eliminating-rabies-india/en/

Call to combine ABC and vaccination to combat rabies, The Hindu
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/call-to-combine-abc-and-vaccination-to-combat-rabies/article9160838.ece?textsize=small&test=2

Panchkula MC to observe World Rabies Day today, Chandigarh Tribune
http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/chandigarh/community/panchkula-mc-to-obse

World Rabies Day: All about the deadly disease, India Today
http://indiatoday.intoday.in/education/story/world-rabies-day/1/775218.html

Rabies widely prevalent in countries lacking veterinary systems, says WHO, International Business Times
http://www.ibtimes.co.in/world-rabies-day-2016-prevention-interesting-facts-695630

India has all factors to make rabies elimination a success, DailyPost
http://epaper.dailypostindia.com/Details.aspx?id=165742&boxid=64478&uid=&dat=2016-09-28

Paws in good hands, The Hindu
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-metroplus/paws-in-good-hands/article9151245.ece

KMC informs on ‘World Rabies Day’, Nagaland Post
http://www.nagalandpost.com/channelnews/state/StateNews.aspx?news=TkVXUzEwMDEwMjkwMw%3D%3D

World animal day-cum-rabies day, Nagaland Post
http://www.nagalandpost.com/ChannelNews/State/StateNews.aspx?news=TkVXUzEwMDEwMzk5Mw%3D%3D

Iran

The fight against rabies: the Middle East needs to step up its game, The Lancet
http://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/lancet/PIIS0140-6736(16)31729-9.pdf

Liberia

‘Market Dog’ Rabies Threat - Officials Tackling Disease, Front Page Africa
http://www.frontpageafricaonline.com/index.php/health/2154-market-dog-rabies-threat-officials-tackling-disease

Kenya

County to vaccinate dogs on World Rabies Day, Hivisasa
http://www.hivisasa.com/kiambu/news/171346

Veterinary group starts anti-rabies campaign today, The Star
http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2016/09/27/veterinary-group-starts-anti-rabies-campaign-today_c1427086

Myanmar:

Recorded rabies cases 'only the tip of the iceberg', Myanmar Times
http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/mandalay-upper-myanmar/23040-recorded-rabies-cases-only-the-tip-of-the-iceberg.html

Nigeria: Review rabies vaccination law, NVMA tells LASG 

Vanguard
www.vanguardngr.com/2016/10/review-rabies-vaccination-law-nvma-tells-lasg/

Immunize your dogs against rabies annually, Vanguard
http://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/10/immunize-dogs-rabies-annually/

Pakistan

World Rabies Day: 6,000 cases reported in Karachi every year, Geo News
https://www.geo.tv/latest/116083-Sindh-observes-World-Rabies-Day-today

WORLD RABIES DAY OBSERVED, Radio Pakistan
http://www.radio.gov.pk/28-Sep-2016/world-rabies-day-being-observed

Philippines: Vet office gives out free rabies vaccine

Philippine Information Agency
http://news.pia.gov.ph/article/view/1471475154194/vet-office-gives-out-free-rabies-vaccine

Rise in rabies cases prompts best stray contest, Manila Bulletin
http://www.mb.com.ph/rise-in-rabies-cases-prompts-best-stray-contest/

Free Animal vaccination highlights World Rabies day, Philippine Information Agency
http://news.pia.gov.ph/article/view/981474963063/free-animal-vaccination-highlights-world-rabies-day

Maasin City sets to deworm, vaccinate dogs on World Rabies Day, Philippine Information Agency
http://news.pia.gov.ph/article/view/1281474865489/maasin-city-sets-to-deworm-vaccinate-dogs-on-world-rabies-day-

PRPCC calls for cooperation of barangay officials in dog vaccination, Big News Network
http://www.bignewsnetwork.com/news/247865827/prpcc-calls-for-cooperation-of-barangay-officials-in-dog-vaccination

Zamboanga City awards Best LGU Rabies Program Implementer, Sun Star Zamboanga
http://www.sunstar.com.ph/zamboanga/local-news/2016/09/25/zamboanga-city-awards-best-lgu-rabies-program-implementer-499770

Tabuk City celebrates World Rabies Day, Sun.Star
http://www.sunstar.com.ph/baguio/local-news/2016/10/05/tabuk-city-celebrates-world-rabies-day-501836

South Africa: Sponsored rabies vaccination to take place in Bez Valley and Kensington

Joburg East Express
http://joburgeastexpress.co.za/62663/sponsored-rabies-vaccination-to-take-place-in-bez-valley-and-kensington/

World Rabies Day, AllAfrica
http://allafrica.com/stories/201609281101.html

Vaccination call to curb rabies deaths, IOL
http://www.iol.co.za/dailynews/news/vaccination-call-to-curb-rabies-deaths-2073574

Rabies can be prevented, South Coast Herald
http://southcoastherald.co.za/163989/rabies-can-be-prevented/

World Rabies Day with AACL, Comaro Chronicle
http://comarochronicle.co.za/123320/world-rabies-day-with-aacl/

Redhill resident to host rabies outreach programme, Northglen News
http://northglennews.co.za/93896/redhill-resident-to-host-rabies-outreach-programme/

Spain

Vacunado el perro, se acabó la rabia, El País
http://elpais.com/elpais/2016/09/27/planeta_futuro/1474978366_758604.html?por=mosaico

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka to eliminate rabies by 2020, Colombo Page
http://www.colombopage.com/archive_16B/Sep25_1474823913CH.php

UK

BVA joins campaign to end rabies by 2030, Vetsurgeon.org
https://www.vetsurgeon.org/news/b/veterinary_news/archive/2016/09/26/140102.aspx

World Rabies Day 2016: educate, vaccinate, eliminate, Veterinary Record
http://veterinaryrecord.bmj.com/content/179/12/297.1.short?rss=1

World Rabies Day - 28 September 2016, Health Protection Scotland
http://www.hps.scot.nhs.uk/ewr/article.aspx?id=70462&wrtype=2#

USA

On World Rabies Day, DHEC provides tips on how to protect yourself, pet, WSPA
http://wspa.com/2016/09/28/on-world-rabies-day-dhec-provides-tips-on-how-to-protect-yourself-pet/

Rabies, The Bestial Virus, Discover
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/bodyhorrors/2016/09/28/world-rabies-day/#.V_KuyZprjDc

Wildlife management expert at SFA urges East Texans to vaccinate for rabies, NewsWest9
http://www.newswest9.com/story/33273744/wildlife-management-expert-at-sfa-urges-east-texans-to-vaccinate-for-rabies

On World Rabies Day, AVMA provides tips to keep people, pets safe from deadly virus, PR Newswire
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/on-world-rabies-day-avma-provides-tips-to-keep-people-pets-safe-from-deadly-virus-300335237.html

MSD Animal Health Demonstrates Commitment to Eliminate Rabies Worldwide with Donation of More Than Two Million Doses of Vaccine to Date, Business Wire
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160928005276/en/MSD-Animal-Health-Demonstrates-Commitment-Eliminate-Rabies

Merial® Asks Pet Owners: Is Rabies Lurking In Your Neighborhood?, PR Newswire
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/merial-asks-pet-owners-is-rabies-lurking-in-your-neighborhood-300335514.html

World Rabies Day highlights importance of prevention through vaccination, The News
http://www.kingstreenews.com/20160926/160929934/world-rabies-day-highlights-importance-of-prevention-through-vaccination

Free Rabies Vaccinations Available In Buena Vista Township, WSGW
http://www.wsgw.com/free-rabies-vaccinations-available-buena-vista-township/

Orange County to host 2 low-cost rabies vaccination clinics, CBS North Carolina
http://wncn.com/2016/09/23/orange-county-to-host-2-low-cost-rabies-vaccination-clinics/

World Rabies Day, The Manchester Journal
http://www.manchesterjournal.com/community/ci_30396541/world-rabies-day

The Horse, Merck Partner for Rabies Education Week, The Horse
http://www.thehorse.com/articles/38222/em-the-horse-em-merck-partner-for-rabies-education-week

For Pet's Sake, Observer
http://www.observertoday.com/page/content.detail/id/662638/For-Pet-s-Sake.html?nav=5060

Wildlife rabies vaccination project protects people and pets, Herald Chronicle
http://www.heraldchronicle.com/wildlife-rabies-vaccination-project-protects-people-and-pets-oral-vaccine-distributed-in-franklin-co-sept-29-oct-22/ 

New campaign encourages pet owners to vaccinate their pets against rabies, Woodstock Sentinel Review
http://www.woodstocksentinelreview.com/2016/09/15/new-campaign-encourages-pet-owners-to-vaccinate-their-pets-against-rabies

Zambia:

Rabies and dog bite prevention, Zambia Daily Mail
https://www.daily-mail.co.zm/?p=82115