World Rabies Day 2011

Wednesday, Sept. 28 marks the fifth annual World Rabies Day, an international event created to help raise rabies awareness and save lives. Despite major efforts to eradicate the virus, rabies remains a major concern worldwide, killing more than 55,000 people every year. In the United States, one to two people die annually from the virus, and in 2010, more than 6,000 U.S. cases of rabies in animals were reported. In this podcast, Dr. Lynne White-Shim, assistant director of the AVMA’s Scientific Activities Division, talks about rabies and World Rabies Day.