World Rabies Day 2019 – Did you know that vaccinating 70% of dogs can stop Rabies from killing? Hence, to raise awareness regarding the same, the United Nations along with the World Health Organization, World Organization for Animal Health and various other Veterinary Health Organization designated the World Rabies Day 2019 to be celebrated on September 28, 2019. The theme for this World Rabies Day 2019 is Rabies : Vaccinate to Eliminate. Know about the entire story about the event and other information about World Rabies Day 2019 : Theme, Quotes, Slogans and Activities from below.
World Rabies Day 2019
It is a sad fact that about 50% cases of Rabies occur in children under 15 years of age. The most prone continents of the world are Asia and Africa. It is an even sadder fact that the Rabies disease is completely preventable by following a few simple methods about which many people are unaware of. The World Rabies Day thus stands as a very crucial method to spread the word about the prevention to many. Check out how you can help and the World Rabies Day 2019 : Theme, Quotes, Slogans and Activities that you can do from below.
Check more info on Global Alliance for Rabies Control.
World Rabies Day 2019 Theme
As stated above, the theme of the World Rabies Day 2019 is Rabies : Vaccinate to Eliminate. A very strategically planned out theme simply means that getting vaccinated at the right moment can easily eliminate the onset of the disease and save lives. To be brief, there are two kinds of vaccinations for Rabies which are ” Pre-Exposure and Post-exposure immunizations, apparently they are both the same but the schedule differs. Scroll below to check out the several Wold Rabies Day Themes since 2008.
- 2008 – Together we can make Rabies history
- 2012 – Working together to make Rabies history
- 2014 – Together against Rabies
- 2015 – End Rabies Together
- 2016 – Educate, Vaccinate
- 2017 – Rabies 0 by 30
- 2018 – Rabies : Share a message, save a life
- 2019 – Rabies : Vaccinate to Eliminate
World Rabies Day 2019 Quotes
Sometimes words and pictures work a great deal to create awareness about something. People usually read and understand pictures more than the detailed stuff. Hence, if you are planning to create awareness about the World Rabies Day in your locality then just share these World Rabies Day 2019 Quotes and Slogans on your social media accounts.
” Rabies Prevention starts with you.”
” Be alert, be aware and be alive.”
” Rabies is 99.9% fatal after symptoms show but it is also 100% preventable.”
” Share the message about the Rabies vaccination and save lives.”
” Spread the word to eliminate deaths by Rabies.”
” Always get your pets vaccinated.”
World Rabies Day 2019 Activities
World Rabies Day 2019 stands as a golden opportunity to spread the word and educate people about the consequences of the disease and the outcomes if the vaccination schedule is missed or skipped. You do not need big events in order to teach people, just start by hosting a small event in your locality. These are some activity ideas which you can take reference from.
#1 Ensure your pet and dogs in Neighborhood are vaccinated
First things first, start by ensuring that your dog is vaccinated and if possible get all the stray dogs in your locality vaccinated against the disease too. You can also collect donations if several people support the cause.
#2 Help people know and seek PEP
Sadly, there are many people in our society who have no idea about what a PEP actually is. You can hold small sessions to teach about the vaccinations. If you find someone in need, you can help them financially or emotionally as well.
#3 Ask an animal health professional to support your cause
You can request and tie up with any of the VET or animal health care professional of your locality to help you about a detail information about PEP.
History of World Rabies Day 2019
The origins of the World Rabies Day 2019 date back to the year 2007 when the first Anti-Rabies was organised and held by Alliance for Rabies Control and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. They worked together with the World Health Organisation and educated about 100 million people and vaccinated 3 million dogs during this campaign. Eventually in 2015 about 33 countries selected the World Rabies Day as a useful tool for creating awareness and fighting against the disease.
Rabies is a fatal viral disease which is transmitted from animals to humans. Dogs account of 99% of transmission, other carriers are Bats, Raccoons etc. The disease is spread through the saliva of the infected mammal. The disease is although preventable even after a bite if the vaccinations are administered on the stipulated schedule.
What to do after a Dog Bite?
- Wash the wound/scratch with lots of water and disinfectant soap for about 15 minutes.
- Get Post-exposure prophylaxis treatment 0,3,7,21, 28th day after bite.
- The Dog should be observed for about 10 days to check for any symptoms.
World Rabies Day 2020
The World Rabies Day 2020 will be held on the September 28th, 2020 which is a Saturday.The theme for the World Rabies Day 2020 has not been designated yet. Many animal organisations, N.G.O’s and vet hospitals organize campaigns to vaccinate pet and street dogs against the deadly disease on this day.