Global Alliance for Rabies Control

Global Alliance for Rabies Control


Hello, I’m Dr. Deborah Briggs from the Global
Alliance for Rabies Control and I’m here to talk about the most deadly disease known
to mankind, and that’s rabies. In fact rabies has the highest case fatality rate of any
disease that infects man or animals. If you happen to get rabies then in most chances
you are going to die. But rabies is 100% preventable and all of the deaths that occur need not
have happened if people knew what to do. So the Global Alliance for Rabies Control is
working on improving educational awareness across the world, in fact over the last 3
years we’ve educated approximately 100 million people. The unfortunate fact is that approximately
50% of the rabies deaths occur in children less than 15 years old. And that’s because
children are especially vulnerable to dog bites, to animal bites, etc. and they don’t
know what to do after they’ve been bitten. So it is very important that we continue to
educate children, that we continue to vaccinate our dogs, and that we continue to tell the
world that rabies is in fact preventable. And we hope that you will visit our website
[www.rabiescontrol.net] and help us to continue to educate the world and tell everybody that
they don’t need to die of rabies; in fact they can save themselves after they’ve been
exposed. Thank you very much!