World Rabies Day

 World Rabies Day

World rabies day is celebrated on September 28 to promote awareness of horrifying rabies diseases and the method of their prevention. The covid 19 disease increased many doubts and questions about the horrific infection and its vaccination. Still, rabies disease is familiar because the information on these diseases has been available for hundreds of years. So rabis day is celebrated to promote awareness about rabies disease in which many people come together and spread awareness worldwide.

What Is Rabies Disease?

It is a disease that transfers from animals to humans; the other name is a zoonotic disease. The rabies virus of the lyssavirus genus is responsible for causing this disease. The dog is considered the most common reservoir of this disease, and 99% of human deaths are caused by dog-mediated rabies.

The Theme Of World Rabies Day 2022

The theme of the year 2022 is one health zero death. This theme shows the importance of health and healthy life. The main aim of celebrating this day is to transfer the message that all over the world, there are enough medical facilities which used to cure the deadliest diseases with vaccines. The theme of 2021 was raised: facts, not fear, and this topic deal with the myth related to rabies.

History Of World Rabies Day

Late Louis pasture was a French chemist and microbiologist, and September 28 is his death anniversary. He was the first person who developed the first rabies vaccine. In 2007 world rabies day was established by the alliance for rabies control and the center for disease control and prevention.

Symptoms Of Rabies Disease

According to the United States, rabbits, bats, foxes, raccoons, and skunks are the primary animals that transmit the rabies virus to humans. In South Africa and south Asia, the dog is considered the most likely animal which transmits to humans. There are some signs and symptoms of rabies disease, which are listed below:

  • Fever 
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting 
  • Difficulty in swallowing 
  • Hyperactivity 
  • Confusion 
  • Anxiety
  • Hallucination
  • Insomnia
  • Partial paralysis

If a person feels these symptoms, they immediately go to the doctor and take medical care. 

India’s Initiative to Cure Rabies Disease

The government organized a national action plan for dog-mediated rabies elimination by 2030. it is a project based on everyone’s health approach, and the concept of health is related to the health of animals because animals are the main factor that transmits infection to humans.

In this project, different groups and governments work together at the local, national, and regional levels to promote awareness about rabies disease, symptoms, and precautions.

Importance of World Rabies Day

To cure rabies is an ambitious goal – GARC provides an ambitious plan to take the right cure and prevention causes zero human death by 2030. This resolution was passed in 2015 by WHO, the world organization for animal health, the UN food and agriculture organization, and GARC.

Rabies is a severe disease – It is a serious disease, and that’s why it becomes essential to promote awareness about it. Every year more than 60 thousand people are died because of rabies disease. 100 NGOs and organizations unite to promote awareness and educate people about rabies with the mission of zero human death by 2030.

It provides knowledge-  with the help of world rabies day, it includes information about how to prevent pets from getting rabies.

Dates Of World Rabies Day

Year Day Date
2023 September 28 Thursday
2024 September 28 Saturday
2025 September 28 Sunday
2026 September 28 Monday
2027 September 28 Tuesday


World rabies day is observed on 28th September to provide awareness about rabies disease and its preventive measure. This article will briefly discuss its history, importance, and many more. The government and different nongovernment organizations come together to promote awareness about rabies disease.

Prakhar Singh

A man who loves writing about health and fitness more than anything. His interest area include alternative health, education, Yoga and meditation. Whenever he is free from his study, he enjoys to write content to spread knowledge.

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