World Rabies Day 2020: know what is the importance, history, purpose of this day, and what is the rabies virus?
Hello friends, today is World Rabies Day. Every year this day is celebrated on 28 September. World Rabies Day is celebrated in our country to raise awareness about the prevention of rabies and to take customized measures for the same. Rabies is an animal-borne disease that affects the human body. It spreads as saliva from viruses and animals in human wounds or as a scratch.
Know what is the purpose of this day:
The purpose of world rabies is to provide timely vaccination of domesticated dogs and the need for awareness for the same. On this day, according to the World Health Organization, French chemist and microbiologist Louis Pasteur, who invented injections for rabies, died. Let me tell you that 95% of the cases occur due to rabies from Asia and Africa.
Know what is the history of this day:
World Rabies Day began its campaign on September 8, 2007, between the Alliance for Rabies Control and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA, in collaboration with the World Health Organization and Pan American. After organizing three consecutive rabies days in 2009, the Global Alliance for Rabies Control saw the fact that around 100 million people worldwide were educated on the prevention of rabies to promote their campaign.
Know what is the importance of World Rabies Day:
After undertaking World Rabies Day, the worldwide death rate due to rabies has come down drastically. Now one-third of the population worldwide is aware of the effects caused by rabies and measures need to be taken. The World Health Organization, in one of its conferences, stated the importance of timely vaccination for dogs to protect them from rabies infection and spread it to human cells.
Know what is rabies virus:
Rabies is a virus that spreads through the bite of an infected animal. Rabies is an RNA virus of the rhabdovirus family. Rabies is fatal without initial treatment. The virus can affect the body in one of 2 ways.
(1) It directly enters the peripheral nervous system (PNS) and spreads to the brain.
(2) The virus is expressed within muscle tissue. Here it is protected from the host’s immune system. From there it enters the nervous system through the neuromuscular junction.
It is our duty to provide timely vaccination of pets and spread awareness about prevention through campaigns and programs on World Rabies Day.