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Member Research and Reports

Yale Led Research Finds That Canine Vaccinations Are an Effective – and Economical – Intervention

Rabies remains a widespread – and potentially deadly – threat to public health throughout much of rural Africa and other parts of the world. Spread to humans, primarily by dogs, the virus quickly invades the victim’s central nervous system and, ultimately, their brain. The disease predominately affects children and is responsible for 61,000 deaths worldwide each year, a third of which occur in rural Africa. Another 7.5 million people are treated annually for rabies with life-saving drugs.