Worldwide, 59,000 people die from rabies every year.
Approximately 40% of those deaths occur in children under the age of 15.
Rabies affects domestic and wild animals. Dogs are the source of the vast majority of human rabies deaths. While not much of a threat in industrialized countries because of widespread and effective programs to prevent dog to human transmission, rabies remains a common and dangerous threat in many parts of the world.
a 100 percent preventable disease.
caused by a virus that attacks the nervous system and is transmitted between species through a bite or scratch from an infected person or animal.
exposure to rabid dogs is still the cause of more than 90 percent of human exposures to rabies and of more than 99 percent of human deaths worldwide.