Every year on September 28, World Rabies Day is observed. The day is dedicated to spreading awareness about this fatal and overlooked disease. Rabies is a zoonotic disease that affects warm-blooded animals and it spreads through animals like dogs, cats, bats, etc.
With the help of World Rabies Day, people are made aware of the severity of the disease and the victim rate.
World Rabies Day was chosen as September 28 to honor the death anniversary of Louis Pasteur, a French chemist, and microbiologist who invented the first vaccine to cure rabies.
The disease is spread through the saliva of the infected animal.
World Rabies Day-Date
Since 2000 BC, the traces of rabies have been there. In 1885, Louis Pasteur and his team made the first vaccine to rabies. He died on September 28 in 1895 and in her remembrance, World Rabies Day is celebrated.
World Rabies Day came into existence in 2006. Within three years of World Rabies Day is celebrated annually, about 100 million people were more aware of rabies and 3 million more dogs were being vaccinated due to this day.
World Rabies Day Theme
This year theme for World Rabies Day is, “Rabies: Vaccinate to Eliminate” it aims to promote vaccination of animals and the goal is to keep the pets and strays vaccinated with the help of people and the government. The primary objective of this day is to eliminate rabies completely by 2030.