World Rabies Day today...

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World Rabies Day today

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 11:41 AM, 28 September 2021   Updated: 03:25 PM, 28 September 2021

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

World Rabies Day 2021 is being observed on Tuesday in the country as elsewhere across the globe in a befitting manner.

This year's theme of the day is "Rabies: Facts, Not Fear".

President Md Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in separate messages wished the success of the programmes of day and laid emphasis on creating awareness among the people to eliminate rabies from the country.

Every year, World Rabies Day is observed on September 28 to raise awareness about the impact of the viral disease and how to prevent it. This day is also observed globally to mark the death anniversary of French biologist, microbiologist and chemist, Louis Pasteur, who developed the first rabies vaccine. This is the only global day of action and awareness for rabies prevention.

World Rabies Day was observed for the first time on September 28, 2007. The event was a collaboration between the Alliance for Rabies Control and the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, USA, along with the World Health Organization (WHO). The organisations started observing this day after the world suffered from the adverse effects of rabies.