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Published on 20/03/2017

WHO weekly epidemiological record: human rabies 2016 updates and call for data

♦ 17 February 2017 ♦

The WHO/ Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases released on 17 February a report on human rabies 2016 updates. [Relayed from who website] “The report updates the epidemiological information on dog-transmitted rabies, discuss the changing needs from surveillance when approaching elimination and data sources for rabies in animals; it outlines new sources and recent developments towards more complete rabies data and calls for active participation of countries in these processes. Countries are also invited to actively participate in the global effort to strengthen the evidence-base on rabies to inform policy, build awareness and forecast vaccine resources for control and elimination programmes.” Read more…