Dar es Salaam — Rabies, a viral infection which mainly results from dog-bites kill around 1,500 people in Tanzania each year, statistics shows.

Rabies has always been seen as something of an enigma in the healthcare world. An uncommon disease, rabies has all but disappeared in developed worlds.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on tropical diseases in India, 12/08/2014.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on action plan to fight vector borne diseases, 08/07/2014.

In 2012, the WHO estimated that India accounts for 20,000 rabies cases each year, though the government and experts have disputed this figure.

Dog bites: Dewathang military hospital received five dog bite cases within three hours on a single day last week.

The World Bank on Wednesday (27) approved a concessionary loan of US$ 200 million, at an interest rate of 1.25 percent, to Sri Lanka for the Health Sector Development Project to help the government

The World Bank approved yesterday a concessionary loan of US $ 200 million to Sri Lanka for the Second Health Sector Development Project (SHSDP) to help the Sri Lankan government to upgrade the sta

In an effort to revive the population of vultures that has sharply gone down over the past 10 to 15 years in the country, a sanctuary for the species is being established in Nagarparkar, where the

It is estimated that the disease kills 20,000 people in India and 55,000 worldwide every year

Acknowledging that rabies is a major public health challenge in India, the government proposes to make it a priority disease for control under the 12th Five Year Plan. A viral zoonotic disease primarily infecting domestic and wild animals, rabies spreads to people through close contact with infected saliva via bites and scratches. There is no treatment available globally after the disease develops. An estimated 20,000 deaths occur annually in India due to rabies.

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