Vic on a mission: Mission Rabies

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‘Vic on a mission’ is probably a phrase which comes as no surprise to many! This time, at the end of August, I will be flying out to Sri Lanka to employ my veterinary skills and partake in a rabies vaccination drive and education campaign. 

Whilst rabies is not a disease we have to worry too much about in the developed world; unfortunately, in many rural communities of Africa and Asia, the disease is endemic. Across the world, over seven million people come into contact with rabid dogs annually, causing over 100 paediatric deaths every day. 99% of human cases originate from infected dog bites. 

A perfect example of an integrated One Health approach, human disease is best prevented by controlling canine disease through mass vaccination. Elimination should be epidemiologically feasible however continues to elude us for socio-economic reasons.  

Mission Rabies, originally founded by the Worldwide Veterinary Service is 2013, is working globally towards a rabies free world. Relying on volunteers, the charity runs a number of projects throughout the year focusing on both vaccination and education. 

More information can be found at:  http://www.missionrabies.com 

Any donation great or small will be greatly appreciated to cover my campaign participation fee as well as contribution to Mission Rabies.
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