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WHO Expert Consultation on Rabies: Third Report

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Rabies control in dogs

Especially companion animals such as dogs and cats are potential vectors for rabies transmission to humans. Canine or dog-mediated rabies contributes to more than 99% of all human rabies cases; half of the global human population especially in the developing world lives in canine rabies-endemic areas and is considered at risk of contracting rabies.

All lyssaviruses have evolved closely with distinct natural reservoir hosts. The latter are animals species in which a pathogen of an infectious disease are maintained independently. For lyssaviruses, these are a wide range of mammalian species within the Carnivora and Chiroptera (bats) orders with a global distribution.

Because of the high fatality rate, the prevention of rabies infection is of utmost importance.
Please visit the WHO site for the latest recommendations on rabies prophylaxis
WHO guide for rabies prophylaxis


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