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Description:Captured in September, 2014, by Ally Sterman, OC Hubert Fellow, Ohio State University School of Veterinary Medicine, this image depicts U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Veterinary Medical Officer, Ryan M. Wallace, DVM, MPH, in the process of training veterinarians at a spay/neuter clinic in Ethiopia. Here, Dr. Wallace was about to perform a surgical procedure on a canine patient. In many parts of the world standard veterinary services, an integral component of rabies control, are not present. CDC is collaborating with the Ethiopian government, Gondar University, and Ohio State University to help improve veterinary infrastructure to keep animals healthier, and prevent rabies.
β€œThrough 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/ Ally Sterman, OC Hubert Fellow, Ohio State University School of Veterinary Medicine
Creation Date:2014
Photo Credit:Ally Sterman, OC Hubert Fellow, Ohio State University School of Veterinary Medicine
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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