World Rabies Day 2008: Awareness is the Best Defense against Rabies
The world is again joining together on September 28th to raise awareness and understanding about the importance of rabies prevention. Rabies is the oldest and deadliest disease known to mankind and The Travel Clinic Ltd is supporting this initiative.
Led by the Alliance for Rabies Control and supported by numerous human and animal health organizations worldwide, World Rabies Day is a unique campaign that brings together hundreds of thousands of people across the world to reinforce the message that rabies is a preventable disease, yet kills 55,000 people needlessly each year, half of which are children under the age of 15.
In the UK it is easy to become complacent since we are fortunate to live in a rabies free environment, thanks to animal vaccination programs, strict import quarantine regulations and constant vigilance.
However, the risk to holiday makers and business travelers to endemic countries should not be underestimated.
Vaccination (primary course consists of 3 doses of vaccine given over a period of a month) gives the best protection possible against this killer disease. Risk assessment and an understanding of emergency treatment post exposure are vital prior to travel.
For personal information prior to travel, risk assessment for your destination, advice and vaccination if required, please book a consultation with us at The Travel Clinic Ltd @ Gilmour Pipers 10 Fonnereau Road Ipswich IP1 3JP Tel 01473 217592 www.travelclinic.ltd.uk
We are happy to provide advice and vaccination services to companies, including visits to your premises if group sessions are required.
For enquiries, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
For information about World Rabies day, and information about the disease, see http://www.worldrabiesday.org