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World rabies day

September 28, 2020

Today, safe and efficacious animal and human vaccines are among the important tools that exist to eliminate human deaths from rabies while awareness is the key driver for success of communities to engage in effective rabies prevention.

28 September also marks the anniversary of Louis Pasteur's death, the French chemist and microbiologist, who developed the first rabies vaccine.

It is celebrated annually to raise awareness about rabies prevention and to highlight progress in defeating this horrifying disease.