Campaign to promote awareness about rabies

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Hisar, Sep 26 (UNI) To mark the World Rabies Day, the College of Veterinary Sciences, Haryana Agricultural University today launched a campaign to promote awareness about prevention of rabies, among masses.

Keeping the vulnerability of the children to dog bites in view, a team of scientists of Veterinary Public Health Department visited the schools in Kaimri and Mangali villages to educate rural children about the danger of rabies, its mode of spread and the preventive measures.

Dr S R Garg, Head, Department of Veterinary Public Health and Coordinator of the campaign said there were more than 20,000 human deaths in India every year, which was 36 per cent of the total deaths due to rabies in the world.

Scientist Ashok Kumar urged the children to protect themselves from animals, seek medical advice as soon as bitten by an animal and also to protect their pets by regular vaccination.

Dr Y Singh, Professor of Veterinary Public Health, maintained that rabies was completely preventable but once the disease developed, there was no cure for it.

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