Join in our Rabies Awareness Month Virtual Forum via Zoom today, Monday at 2pm: Meeting ID: 986 9283 1829 Passcode: 568891
or watch the discussion live on Facebook here at: https://www.facebook.com/vetmends/live
March is when we celebrate the Rabies Awareness Month which aims to rationalize control measures and eradication of rabies in the country (Executive Order No.84, series of 1999).
This year, the college is pleased to invite you all to the Rabies Awareness Month Virtual Forum, with a twist. We will be holding the “Rabies: the Good, the Bad and the Uber Ugly”, in support to our government’s continued efforts to raise our community’s awareness about the danger of rabies, a virtually 100% fatal zoonotic disease. This event is spearheaded by #VET Mends, CVM’s new extension project focused on value-added education and training in animal health, with assistance from our College Supreme Student Council.
So what is the good thing about rabies that you should know? Unlike with Covid-19 in humans (until recently) and the African Swine Fever in pigs (which is still currently posing an imminent threat), rabies is highly preventable and controllable with long established anti-rabies vaccination protocol. In other words, your animals primarily dogs can be spared from contracting rabies with regular vaccination which can be easily obtained anytime from a veterinary clinic or during regular mass vaccination campaigns spearheaded by the LGU.
This is just a glimpe of what we will be talking about on Monday, March 29, 2021 at 2:00pm. Let us learn the Bad and the Super Ugly side of rabies and why we need to take action!
We are live on Facebook using this link: https://cvm.vsu.edu.ph/go/rabies-live or join us via Zoom (Meeting ID: 986 9283 1829 Passcode: 568891) to participate in the discussion.
Let us stop rabies in our community!
WHO (2020). Rabies. World Health Organization. https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/rabies
DOH (2018). 2018 Rabies: January 1 to June 30, 2018. Epidemiology Bureau, Department of Health. https://doh.gov.ph/sites/default/files/statistics/2018%20Rabies%20Surveillance%20June.pdf