Dog-Transmitted Rabies Kills 160 People a Day Worldwide: Study

April 16, 2015 6:00 PM

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THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Rabies transmitted by dogs kills 160 people a day worldwide and about 59,000 a year, a new study finds.

While rabies is nearly always fatal, it is also nearly 100 percent preventable, researchers noted. They said the best, most cost-effective way of preventing canine rabies in people is by vaccinating dogs. Protection also can be improved by increasing access to rabies vaccines for people.

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