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World rabies day
Going the extra 20 miles to raise awareness of rabies

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IT has become traditional for a team from the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) (formerly the AHVLA) to undertake some form of physical challenge each year to raise funds and promote awareness of rabies as part of the annual World Rabies Day. In the past, teams have, among other things, climbed Snowdon, sailed around the Isle of Wight, cycled from Paris to Weybridge and hiked coast-to-coast across Cornwall. This year, a team of APHA scientists from the agency's Weybridge laboratory took on the Surrey Hills for their challenge. The team from the APHA's Wildlife Zoonoses and Vector Borne Disease Research group completed an undulating 20-mile trek on September 14, both to raise awareness of rabies and to raise funds in support of the Global Alliance for Rabies …

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