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Neglected diseases
WSAVA and OIE call for action on rabies

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THE World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) held a symposium last week to explore strategies to manage and eliminate canine rabies. The meeting culminated in the two organisations issuing a joint statement setting out a course of action to make progress in controlling the disease, which, despite being preventable, kills an estimated 60,000 people each year, many of them children.

The one-and-a-half day symposium, which was held at the OIE's headquarters in Paris, focused mainly on rabies in free-roaming dog populations and heard presentations from a number of researchers and others, based on their experiences of dealing with …

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