Global threat

In developing nations, rabies is a huge and deadly problem.

Although quarantine and routine canine rabies vaccination has all but eliminated the threat of rabies in much of the western world, in developing nations, rabies is responsible for tens of thousands of human deaths every year.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), an estimated 59,000 people in the world die of rabies every year. More than 95% of these deaths occur in Africa and Asia.1

Children are at particular risk from rabies due to their close contact with dogs. It is reported that 40% of people bitten by suspect rabid animals are children younger than 15 years of age.1 Children are more likely than adults to suffer multiple bites as well as bites to the head and face. Rabies is a widespread global problem. But the good news is that it is completely preventable.