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Human dog borne rabies cases in Bali

Bali Provincial Health Office report 11 people having died due to rabies infection from January to early July 2023. Although rabies incidience in humans in the region has decreased by almost 64 percent, rabies is still a big challenge in Indonesia with an average of more than 80,000 cases of bites per year and an average of 68 deaths during the last three years.

Read more here: http://outbreaknewstoday.com/indonesia-11-deaths-due-to-rabies-reported-through-april-2023/

Be a World Rabies Day Musketeer

This year's World Rabies Day theme makes use of the world-famous battle cry of Alexandre Dumas musketeers from 1700 century France. Themed "Rabies: All for 1, One Health for All" it builds on the 2022 success of One Health, taking it a step further to focus more on collaboration, equality, and the strengthening of health systems. Note the 28 September 2023!

Read more here: https://rabiesalliance.org/news/we-love-sharing-here-world-rabies-day-theme-2023-shared-you


Africa Regional Seminar on Rabies

The 25th Conference of the Regional Commission for Africa, organised by the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH), will include a regional seminar on rabies to remind African countries of their commitment to eliminate dog-mediated rabies in humans by 2030. Countries will present their progress in combating dog rabies in the region.

Read more here: https://rr-africa.woah.org/en/events/25th-conference-of-the-woah-regional-commission-for-africa-gaborone/

Australia - Policy review of the rabies virus risk in imported dogs and cats

Many countries, including Australia, have reported increases in detected and suspected fraudulent certification and other documents associated with companion animal imports. Therefore, the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (the department) has conducted a policy review of the rabies virus risk in imported dogs, cats and canine semen from approved countries.

Read more here: https://www.agriculture.gov.au/biosecurity-trade/import/industry-advice/2023/06-2023


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