About rabies

Whether you live in a rabies area, are travelling to one, or are simply interested in this terrible disease, it's important to know more about rabies.

The disease can infect and kill all mammals, but with 99% of all human cases being caused by an infected dog bite, our focus is on our canine friends.

Read on to find out more.

I'm travelling to a rabies area

I'm travelling to a rabies area

Thousands of travellers receive a rabies jab before their vacations every year, with little more advice than "avoid stray dogs". But there is so much more to rabies, and the threat it poses to communities worldwide. If you're about to travel to a rabies endemic area, here's the steps you can take to protect yourself, and help those most at risk.

I live in a rabies area

Around 3 billion people live in areas at risk of rabies – almost half of the world's population. If this includes you, there are some critical steps you can take to minimize your risk and protect your family.

I live in a rabies area
What is Rabies?

What is Rabies?

Rabies is one of the world's deadliest diseases. A disease so dangerous that once symptoms show, it is too late. Death is inevitable.

From the history of the disease, to its depiction in culture, there's a lot to learn about rabies and what makes it so terrifying.

Rabies in dogs

99% of all human rabies deaths are caused by an infected dog bite. But dogs are as much the victim as people. Our scientifically-proven approach catches rabies at its source – returning dogs to their rightful place as man's best friend.

Rabies in dogs
Rabies in people

Rabies in people

Rabies is a killer that is massively underreported and systemically ignored, thanks in part to disproportionately affecting the most disadvantaged, most vulnerable and most isolated of society.

Find out how the disease adversely impacts entire communities and countries around the world.

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