World Rabies Day On September 28
Umer Jamshaid 7 months ago Tue 25th September 2018 | 01:21 PM
Like other parts of the globe, World Rabies Day will also be observed in Pakistan on September 28 to raise awareness in public about prevention from this horrifying disease.
ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 25th Sep, 2018 ) :Like other parts of the globe, World Rabies Day will also be observed in Pakistan on September 28 to raise awareness in public about prevention from this horrifying disease.
World Rabies Day was set up in 2007 to raise global awareness about rabies, to provide information on how to prevent the disease in at-risk communities and support advocacy for increased efforts in rabies control.
It is held annually on September 28th, with events, media outreach and other initiatives carried out by individuals, professionals, organizations and governments from the local to the international level.
The Global Alliance for Rabies Control coordinates World Rabies Day, amplifying the campaign's reach through the provision of a central event platform and resources to support events across the world, the promotion of messages through key rabies stakeholders, and the implementation of specific activities to highlight particular issues.
As the rabies landscape has changed, World Rabies Day remains a general day of awareness but has also become an integral part of national, regional and global rabies elimination strategies, private news channel reported.
The global adoption of 2030 as the goal for the elimination of rabies as a public health threat has led to even greater opportunities for World Rabies Day to make a sustainable impact on rabies, by bringing the attention of policy makers and donors to the ongoing situation and elimination efforts in rabies-endemic countries.
The fear of rabies is also responsible for many animal deaths each year � not only do they suffer from the disease's horrific clinical symptoms, but dogs in particular are killed in large numbers in futile and often inhumane attempts to control the spread of the virus.
2018's recommended rabies tag style of the year from NASPHV is the style #228 Orange Oval. 2017's style is the blue rosette, if you see a dog wearing a blue rosette tag on their collar then you know they are up to date on their rabies shots.
Medical experts caution rabies patients to rush to hospital to get vaccinated as soon as possible. They also advise patients to wash the wound with soap and water as a first aid measure at home.
It said that rabies can affect both domestic and wild animals. It is spread to people through bites or scratches, usually via saliva.