Nghe An: Conference raises awareness of rabies’ danger hinh anh 1Since the beginning of this year, rabies has claimed 49 lives (Source: Internet)
Nghe An (VNA) - A conference was held in the central province of Nghe An on September 23 in response to World Rabies Day 2016 (September 28).

The event, held by the Central Institute of Epidemic Prevention’s Department of Preventive Medicine and the Department of Animal Health under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, saw representatives from the World Health Organisation (WHO), international organisations in Vietnam and provincial and municipal authorities nationwide.

At the event, participants discussed issues relating to vaccines, dog management and personnel training and measures on how to prevent and treat rabies, with the aim of reducing deaths caused by rabies and eliminating the disease by 2020.

The conference also emphasised the need to raise public awareness of the danger of the disease, improve the ability of the medical workers, and strictly implement vaccination against rabies.

Since the beginning of this year, rabies has claimed 49 lives , higher than that of the same period last year.-VNA