Rabies is a neglected zoonotic disease. Most human deaths from rabies occur in Asia and Africa, caused by bites from rabid dogs. Mass vaccination of dogs in infected areas interrupts the infectious cycle is the method of choice to control rabies in both humans and dogs.
The OIE provides science-based standards, guidelines and recommendations for the control of rabies in animals, diagnosis of rabies infection and production of high-quality veterinary vaccines.
In Asia and the Pacific region, the OIE collaborates with the regional tripartite partners to support OIE Members to control and eliminate dog-mediated rabies by 2030.
Every year, 28th September is the World Rabies Day which is a day to raise awareness and enhance prevention and control of rabies. International communities come together to promote the fight against the disease. It is a chance for you to join the global movement and to organise or participate in any event near your home. You can find information on the OIE RRAP-supported activities and other activities in the region here.