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Gholami A, Alamdary A. The World Rabies Day 2020: Collaborate and Vaccinate. IBJ 2020; 24 (5) :264-268
URL: http://ibj.pasteur.ac.ir/article-1-3266-en.html
Rabies constantly kills 59,000 people annually, mostly in Asia and Africa. Rabies, which is responsible for 99% of human rabies cases, is totally preventable by standard vaccinations. In 2015, a global call for action was made by the World Health Organization, World Organization for Animal Health, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, and the Global Alliance for Rabies Control to join forces toward the elimination of dog-transmitted human rabies by the year 2030. All the tools and protocols to reach that target are readily available, and the feasibility of dog rabies elimination has been proven. Countries should drive the changes needed to engage into this global movement. Certainly, countries in the Eastern Mediterranean Region require taking more critical steps to reach the rabies elimination target by 2030. The international awareness campaign of the World Rabies Day is an excellent occasion to assess challenges and opportunities toward rabies elimination.
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