Written by Dr. Anna M. van Heeckeren. Founder, President & CEO of One Health Organization.
It’s September 28th, which means it’s World Rabies Day!
I was astonished to realize that there are some people don’t know that rabies is a virus that can infect and kill any mammal. I’ve known that ever since I was young. So it’s my duty to make sure you know about it, too.
The movie “Old Yeller” released in 1957 was, in part, about rabies and the really tough decisions people make and actions they take to keep others safe from rabies. Maybe I’m not as old as the movie, but I do know that rabies is still a worldwide problem, including in the US.
This video tells you more about this deadly disease that can infect pets and people, and how a vaccine saves lives.