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Campaign to eliminate human rabies deaths by 2030

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A GLOBAL campaign to eliminate human deaths from canine-transmitted rabies by 2030 was launched at the House of Lords in London on February 24. The End Rabies Now campaign is calling on donor countries and international agencies to set aside more funding for dog vaccinations in their global health spending programmes.

‘Fifty years ago as a student, I learnt that the key to controlling human rabies is controlling dog rabies,’ said veterinary peer Lord Trees, who hosted the launch with Lord Crisp, a former chief executive of the National Health Service. ‘It is time we got on with it and vaccinated dogs to eliminate this terrible human disease which, every year, kills four …

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