Every Year, World Rabies Day is observed globally to create awareness of a horrifying disease, called Rabies. The day aims to highlight its causes, prevention, and treatment. Let us tell you more briefly about Rabies. Actually, Rabies is a viral disease, which affects the central nervous system. This disease transmits to humans through animals i.e. domestic animals. Once clinical symptoms appear, rabies is virtually 100% fatal. There is no treatment for this disease, and it leads to death. It is a well-known fact that survival from rabies is extremely rare, and only 15 human survivors from rabies have been reported globally since yet.
History, and Significance
The first, World Rabies Day was celebrated on 8 September 2007. The day is observed on the Death Anniversary of French chemist Louis Pasteur, he discovered the earliest effective vaccine of rabies and a human bite victim of rabies on 6 July 1885.
World Rabies Day 2021 Theme
The current year (2021) theme of World Rabies Day is “End Rabies: Collaborate, Vaccinate“.