What is World Rabies Day?
World Rabies Day is the first and only global day of action and awareness dedicated to rabies prevention. It is an opportunity to unite as a community - helping individuals, civil society, and governments to connect and share their work.
To celebrate this milestone, this year’s theme focuses on facts about rabies and dispelling any myths or misconceptions. In brief, the theme reminds us of key current global issues that also affect rabies elimination, namely:
Fake news and how this can negatively affect our rabies elimination efforts. Facts are the only way to beat fake news, so help to share accurate facts and ensure that decisions about rabies control in your country are based on the correct, and most up-to-date, information.
Vaccine hesitancy and the misconceptions about vaccination. By sharing facts about the benefits of vaccinating your animals against rabies, and by ensuring that exposed people receive post-exposure prophylaxis, we can dispel any myths about rabies vaccination to ensure that everyone is protected, and the disease eliminated. We can rid our communities and colleagues of any fears of vaccination by sharing accurate facts.
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What did Ringbio do with Rabies?
Ringbio has developed a rabies antibody ELISA kit to detect the antibody titer of rabies in the serum, plasma of dogs and cats. This kit can be particularly useful to monitor the rabies specific antibody titer after vaccination. It can be quantitative or qualitative testing and can tell the vet whether the antibody titer is high enough to protect the animal from rabies.
Like said in OIE articles, rabies is deadly virus, but 100% preventable with vaccine. Just vaccinate. Don't hesitate.
Futher Information on World Rabies Day
- Global alliance for rabies control, https://rabiesalliance.org/world-rabies-day
- CDC Rabies webpage, https://www.cdc.gov/worldrabiesday/index.html