Rabies jabs could save 60,000 killed by dog bites a year: first global study

April 17, 2015 2:47 PM

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LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Investment in dog vaccination is the single most effective way of tackling canine rabies, but the lack of a concerted effort to wipe it out means that around 59,000 people every year, or 160 people each day, still die from the pernicious disease.

Countries that have invested most in dog vaccination are the ones where human deaths from the disease have been virtually eliminated, researchers said on Friday.

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