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Entitled, “Rabies in the Congo”, this image was created by CDC Medical Epidemiologist, Sergio Recuenco, MD, MPH, DrPH, in the Rabies Program. A 14-year-old boy shows the scars on his hand from bites he got from a rabid dog. The CDC Rabies Team met the boy during a survey for canine rabies in the Democratic Republic of Congo one month after he was bitten. Access to life-saving rabies vaccine is difficult in many parts of the world. CDC team members were able to procure vaccine, likely saving the boy’s life. Rabies deaths are rare in the United States due to extensive control efforts in recent decades, however, more than 59,000 people die from rabies every year, globally. This photo earned Dr. Recuenco a tie for the Second Place award in the 2013 CDC Connects Annual Public Health in Action Photo Contest, in the category of “International People”.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ CDC Connects
Creation Date:2013
Photo Credit:Medical Epidemiologist, Sergio Recuenco, MD, MPH, DrPH, Rabies Program
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