Rabies: Simple Steps Save Lives

In an effort to eliminate rabies, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC) have teamed up to produce an educational video titles, “Rabies: Simple Steps Save Lives.”

“Due to the hard work of veterinarians, public health agencies, animal control workers, and successful vaccination campaigns for pets, rabies deaths in the United States have declined from 100 or more each year to an average of two or three each year,” Dr. Douglas Aspros, president of AVMA, said.

However, each year, people continue to be exposed to rabid animals.

“Human deaths from exposure to rabies are entirely preventable,” Dr. Aspros said. “For this reason, the AVMA has joined forces with the GARC to create this video.”