World Rabies Day Date in the current year: September 28, 2016

World Rabies Day A nonprofit organization the Global Alliance for Rabies Control annually coordinates international campaigning of World Rabies Day on September 28. This observance was established in 2007, when the first activities were organized.

World Rabies Day is observed on the anniversary of death of Louis Pasteur, French chemist and microbiologist, who developed the first efficacious rabies vaccine in collaboration with his colleagues. Observation of this day should raise public awareness about the impact of rabies on humans and animals and provide information on how to prevent the disease.

Rabies is one of the most significant health problems, that exists in the world. Over 99% of all human deaths caused by infected dogs usually occur in Africa and Asia, where people and animals are not vaccinated. Every person in the world is at risk of contracting rabies.

Observance of World Rabies Day is supported by the United Nations Organization, World Health Organization and number of animal health organizations. During the years of observation over 100 million people worldwide had been informed about the rabies and nearly 3 million dogs had been vaccinated.

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