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Description:This image was captured in 2014 by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Veterinary Medical Officer, Ryan M. Wallace, D.V.M., M.P.H. In some countries, cultural practices prohibit euthanasia of unwanted, diseased, and aggressive animals. For these countries, they must find alternative methods for controlling street dog populations. This Buddhist temple provides a refuge for street dogs. However, the prospects of adoption are near non-existent. When many dogs enter, but no dogs leave, it results in overcrowding, unsanitary conditions, death and disease. Volunteers at this temple do their best to provide care for these dogs, but without alternative methods for population control the result is often not a positive one.
“Rabies is found on all continents except Antarctica. In most countries, the risk of rabies in an encounter with an animal and the precautions necessary to prevent rabies are the same as they are in the United States. When traveling, it is always prudent to avoid approaching any wild or domestic animal.”

”In certain areas of the world, including but not limited to parts of Africa, Asia, and Central and South America, rabies in dogs is still a major problem, and access to preventative treatment may be hard to get. The importance of rabid dogs in these countries, where tens of thousands of people die of the disease each year, cannot be overstated.” (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 - National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID); Division of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology (DHCPP); Rabies
CDC – National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID); Division of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology (DHCPP); Rabies: Information for Travelers
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Copyright Restrictions:None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions. As a matter of courtesy we request that the content provider be credited and notified in any public or private usage of this image.

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