Rabies is a deadly virus spread to people from the saliva of infected animals. The rabies virus is usually transmitted through a bite.
The Philippines is one of the countries most affected by Rabies.
Rabies kills 200 to 250 Filipinos yearly.
Though Rabies can be infected by a number of animals, In the Philippines, Dog is the number one cause of death by Rabies.
The Philippines Department of Health said that these 3 things will help prevent the Rabies from taking the life of so many Filipinos:
1. Dog Vaccination
2. Proper education about Rabies for Dog owners
3. Responsible dog ownership.
March is the Philippines Rabies awareness month but Rabies prevention is a whole year activity.