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WHO Highlights Rabies Prevention Efforts on World Rabies Day

09/28/18 By
Merck Veterinary Manual

In an article that highlights the story of a 12-year-old boy from Malawi who was successfully treated for rabies exposure, the World Health Organization (WHO) has illustrated the continuing risks of rabies in much of the world. According to the WHO, more than 99% of human cases of rabies come from dog bites, and more than 59,000 people die from the disease each year.

Read more about the boy and his rabies treatment at the WHO’s feature article for this year’s World Rabies Day

More information about rabies and its treatment and prevention is also available in the Merck Veterinary Manual.