Current Affairs: World Rabies Day Today September 28, 2016

World Observe Rabies Day September 28, 2016
The theme for 2016 is "Rabies- Educate, Vaccinate, Eliminate"

2016 World Rabies Day
  • Today (September 27, 2016) is the World Rabies Day. The day is celebrated to aware about rabies prevention and to highlight progress in defeating this horrifying disease. 
  • The day also marks anniversary of Louis Pasteur's death, the French chemist and microbiologist, who developed the first rabies vaccine. 
The theme for 2016 is "Rabies- Educate, Vaccinate, Eliminate"
  • In India, the treatment of rabies is in thousands and it is unbearable for common man. But a new research carried by four India doctors, published in a leading international journal, claimed that the cost has been brought down a few hundred rupees. 
  • The new research has been carried by Dr. Omesh Kumar Bharti, a government doctor from Shimla, Himachal Pradesh and his three friends. The dog and monkey bites incidents reported almost daily in the state.
About Rabies Viral Disease:
  • Rabies is a viral disease that causes acute inflammation of the brain in humans and other mammals. Early symptoms can include fever and tingling at the site of exposure. 
  • These symptoms are followed by one or more of the following symptoms: violent movements, uncontrolled excitement, fear of water, an inability to move parts of the body, confusion, and loss of consciousness. Once symptoms appear, the result is nearly always death. 
  • The time period between contracting the disease and the start of symptoms is usually one to three months; however, this time period can vary from less than one week to more than one year. 
  • The time is dependent on the distance the virus must travel to reach the central nervous system.
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