Rabies-Free Philippines 2020
Each year, rabies kills around 70,000 people, most of them children in developing countries.
More than 95% of human rabies cases are caused by infected dog bites. The development of effective vaccines means we can for the first time envisage the eradication of this disease by implementing mass canine vaccination campaigns in affected countries. (by OiE World Organisation for Animal Health)
In the Philippines:
Rabies continue to be a public health problem in the Philippines. The country is one of the top 10 countries with rabies problem. It is responsible for the deaths of 200 to 300 Filipinos per year. In 2010, 257 died of rabies, and in 2011, 202 deaths were reported.
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