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youreblockingmyshot t1_iwfxoc4 wrote

Most rabies isn’t person to person but from wild animals to people. It’d be a great first line of defense but we’re unlikely to eliminate rabies itself.


meckta t1_iwfz07n wrote

I actually meant wild animals to human transmission, but thanks for the clarification. And yes it would be a great line of defense. 60,000 people die every year from rabies, so everyone needs to get vaccinated to help make sure that number is as close to zero as possible.


bluskale t1_iwguvtb wrote

I had no idea it was this high worldwide. It looks like vaccination programs would be most needed in Africa and SE Asia.