World Rabies Day
28 September is World Rabies Day
It is celebrated annually to raise awareness about rabies prevention and to highlight progress in defeating this horrifying disease. Here's a quick (3:41) 'what you need to know' video!
World Rabies Day is an opportunity to reflect on human's efforts to control this deadly disease and remind ourselves that the fight is not yet over.
28 September also marks the anniversary of Louis Pasteur's death, the French chemist and microbiologist, who developed the first rabies vaccine. See how the vaccine came about below:
Today, safe and efficacious animal and human vaccines are among the important tools that exist to eliminate human deaths from rabies while awareness is the key driver for success of communities to engage in effective rabies prevention.
In 2020, it is good to remember the huge successes that vaccines have brought about over the years. This thought gives us hope for a CoronaVirus vaccine which we so need.
A PRAYER FOR TODAY
we pray for all affected by the scourge of rabies
and for those who work to eradicate it through providing resources and education.
We give thanks for those involved in medical research,
particularly in developing vaccines.
We pray for decision makers to ensure they are funded well;
that researchers are tenacious and wise;
and that they have those moments of inspiration
that bring about positive developments.
We ask this in your Holy Name. AMEN