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Raising Rabies Awareness

September 28 is World Rabies Day, a global health observance that seeks to raise awareness about rabies and enhance prevention and control efforts. Co-sponsored by CDC and the Alliance for Rabies Control (ARC) since 2007, World Rabies Day has been celebrated in countries throughout the world, including the U.S.

World Rabies Day is an excellent time to take steps that can help prevent and control rabies, such as vaccinating pets including dogs and cats and providing education on how to avoid the animals that typically transmit rabies: raccoons, bats, skunks, and foxes.

World Rabies Day eMedia

A family walking in the woods For your website or social media page, buttons and badges are now available to share and let others know what you have done to help avoid rabies. You can also send Health e-Cards to friends and family so that they can get the facts on how to prevent rabies.


Global Rabies Control: Three Months, Three Continents

In this two-part blog series, rabies program EIS Officer Ryan Wallace describes his travels around the world and how it impacts global rabies prevention and control efforts.

September 28 is a Day to Learn How You Can Prevent and Control Rabies. Everyday.

World Rabies Day is September 28. On this day, begin to take the steps to keep yourself and your family free from rabies. Look for events in your area that provide an opportunity to celebrate World Rabies Day and get the facts on rabies prevention and control.


Getting Communities Involved

Preventing and controlling rabies begins at the community level, where people can take the necessary steps to keep themselves, their family, and their pets free from rabies. Community health officials play an instrumental role in making sure people have the ability to take action and learn just how deadly rabies can be.

CDC has developed resources that can help public health officials in all states and communities plan World Rabies Day events and spread the word about the best ways to help make sure people and animals are not burdened by this deadly disease.

Visit this link to download materials that can help public health professionals plan for this year’s World Rabies Day.

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