India's Approach Needs More Bite

Of the 59,000 global rabies deaths a year, one-third occur in India, spurred by a swelling population of unvaccinated stray dogs and a dearth of lifesaving rabies shots.

As a result, people die needlessly from dog bites.

 
WHO aims to end rabies deaths by 2030—which will be impossible without a serious effort from India.
 
One Way Forward: Activists are pushing the Indian government to take a page out of the polio playbook by labeling rabies a “notifiable” disease. That would force authorities to monitor of the burden and do something about it—for example with awareness campaigns and ramped-up rabies shots and training for rural clinics.
 
The Guardian

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