Rabies, a 'preventable' disease, kills 59,000 people every year: report
April 17 , 2015
Rabies, which is transmitted by dogs, kills about 59,000 people globally every year or 160 people per day, a new report revealed.
The world’s poorest regions and some developing countries are the worst affected, the study by the Global Alliance for Rabies Control said. India accounts for more than one-third of all rabies deaths.
Vaccinating dogs and making vaccines for victims of dog bites more affordable are two steps that can reverse the death toll, the report said. It added that rabies is a "preventable" infection.