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Description:Photographed in 2014 by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Veterinary Medical Officer, Ryan M. Wallace, D.V.M., M.P.H., this image depicts two boys who were waiting with their dogs at a local canine rabies vaccination clinic in Ethiopia. Many who visited this free clinic would walk miles, and wait hours to have their pets vaccinated, and thereby, protected from rabies. Ethiopia has reported some of the highest rates of human rabies deaths in the world. Recent collaborations with the Ethiopian government, Gondar University, Ohio State University, and CDC are working towards putting an end to canine rabies in Ethiopia.
“Through the support of committed expertise from CDC, a rabies diagnostic laboratory was established and veterinarians were trained on safe animal capture and humane euthanasia of rabies suspect dogs. To further enhance the chances of success for this rabies elimination project, a rabies task force was created, bringing people from agriculture, human health, and academia together to develop strategies to combat this disease. Over the coming years these many collaborators will continue to enhance components of effective rabies control, and by the next World Rabies Day, perhaps the success story will be the establishment of the first rabies free zone in Ethiopia.” (See link below)
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Ryan M. Wallace; D.V.M., M.P.H.
Creation Date:2014
Photo Credit:Ryan M. Wallace; D.V.M., M.P.H.
Links:CDC – Global Health; Global Health – Stories; Rabies in Ethiopia and the initiated elimination project in North Gondar
CDC - National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID); Division of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology (DHCPP); Rabies
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