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WSAVA's ‘rabies summit’ discusses management and control in Colombia

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THE problem of rabies in Colombia, and possible strategies for its management and control, formed the subject of a one-day ‘rabies summit’ organised by the World Small Animal Veterinary Association's (WSAVA's) One Health Committee.

Held during the WSAVA's annual world congress in Cartagena, Colombia, in September, the summit brought together members of the veterinary community in Colombia, representatives of the Colombian government and other stakeholders. Luke Gamble, founder of the Mission Rabies project, was a special guest.

While the focus was on canine rabies, those attending the summit heard that wildlife rabies currently poses a greater problem in Colombia, where no cases of dog-mediated human rabies have been reported since 2007. However, some deaths have …

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