Eurosurveillance for World Rabies Day – 28 September
Rabies is a deadly disease and endemic in over 100 countries. It causes around 59,000 human deaths annually, the vast majority in Asia and Africa. There are safe and effective human vaccines for pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis. With a prompt and proper post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), exposed people have a survival rate close to 100%.
Prevention of human rabies: A challenge for the European Union and the European Economic Area
Gossner, C.M., Mailles, A., Aznar, I., Dimina, E., Echevarria, J.E., Feruglio, S.L., Lange, H., Maraglino, F.P., Parodi, P., Perevoscikovs, J., Van der Stede, Y., Bakonyi, T.