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Attention to Rabies 惡犬出沒注意

Data source: World Health Organization (WHO)
Map created by CUHK SpatioEpi Group

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World Rabies Day on 28th of September aims to raise awareness of the impact, prevention and elimination of human and animal rabies, which kills about 55000 people per year all over the world.

The map shows the occurrence of rabies worldwide in 2007. As depicted by graduated colours, rabies was present in most countries, except for some in Northern Europe, along the Mediterranean coast or islands. The dog symbols indicate the highest number of annual reported rabies human deaths recorded between 2002 and 2006. From the map, the majority of rabies human deaths occurred in Asia and Africa, where post-exposure treatment was costly and inadequate.

Data for this map were obtained from World Health Organization.