Rabies: A globally persistent One Health problem

Speaker: Radford Davis

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Rabies: A globally persistent One Health problem

Rabies kills an estimated 55,000 people worldwide and remains a globally persistent One Health problem, especially for with those living in developing countries, who bear the greatest burden. However, we live in a globalized world in which people, goods, and diseases move more quickly than ever before—so veterinarians and other health professionals living in areas where rabies is rare or nonexistent today may suddenly find they must address it. This webinar will discuss rabies and related Lyssaviruses, trends in global occurrence, burden of disease, prevention and control, and the need for animal health and human health stakeholders on all levels to work together.


Learning Objectives

  1. Name the major animal reservoirs of rabies and related Lyssaviruses and their geographic occurrence
  2. Describe the global burden of rabies on human health, the economic impact, and the role of poverty
  3. List the animal that poses the biggest rabies risk and the best approaches for control and/or elimination of rabies in a geographic area
  4. Describe and give examples of how animal movements threaten incursion into regions with little or no rabies
  5. Describe policies that can be put into place that can aid in reducing the burden of rabies and speed its elimination