Na­tion tar­gets rabies erad­i­ca­tion by

Viet Nam News - - Opinion -

Im­prov­ing ed­u­ca­tion, pet vac­ci­na­tion, and aware­ness of proper treat­ment of bites by rabid dogs are among the mea­sures the coun­try plans to erad­i­cate rabies by 2020, del­e­gates told a meet­ing in north­ern Phu Tho Prov­ince on Fri­day.

The in­ci­dence of rabies has been in­creas­ing in Vieät Nam, es­pe­cially in the north­ern moun­tain prov­inces, ac­cord­ing to the National In­sti­tute of Hy­giene and Epi­demi­ol­ogy.

Rabies con­tin­ues to be the num­ber one killer among epi­demics, killing around 100 peo­ple a year, mostly due to poor pub­lic aware­ness and low cat and dog vac­ci­na­tion rates.

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