Nearly 150 delegates from 32 countries attended the 2nd seminar on the prevention of rabies in Asia in Hanoi on September 9.

The delegates, including scientists, medical experts and administrators, discussed the latest studies on the disease.

Concrete measures and experience in preventing rabies were also presented at the one-day gathering.

Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Health Trinh Quan Huan said that a combination of controlling measures and preventive measures would help to eliminate the disease.

A strong commitment by every nation in the world to prevent rabies is important in the fight against the deadly disease, he added.

Statistics show that around 50,000 people in the world die of rabies every year. In Vietnam, the figure is from between 70 to 90.

According to the Vice Chairman of Vietnam’s National Rabies Prevention Programme, Dinh Kim Xuyen, 49 deaths have been recorded since the beginning of the year./.