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Dear Chief Veterinary Officer / OIE Delegate,It's this easy to pick up rabies

September 28 is World Rabies Day

World Rabies Day is an opportunity for people around the world to unite in rabies prevention. Every year hundneds of thousands of people take part in local, regional, and national as well as international events, all organised to raise awareness about and/or prevent the spread of rabies. The individual events themselves vary enormously, from educating village elders in remote areas to national media campaigns, from sponsored runs to mass dog vaccinations http://rabiesalliance.org/world-rabies-day/

World Rabies Day is also an opportunity for national Veterinary Services in Africa to foster a positive public image through their advocacy to eliminate one of the most lethal zoonoses known to mankind, and one which is perfectly preventable...at the animal source !