28 September 2022 marks World Rabies Day. This year’s theme is “One health ; zero death” : see: https://www.who.int/news-room/events/detail/2022/09/28/default-calendar/world-rabies-day-2022
The World Health Organization has a target for the elimination of deaths due to dog-mediated infection in humans by the year 2030. Rabies is one of the oldest known diseases but remains a major cause of death in humans.
By collaborating across sectors, in much the same way as during the COVID-19 pandemic and committing to programmes of dog vaccination, it is believed that rabies can be eliminated.
The books chosen for display in the reading room represent a cross section of historic, epidemiological and serological works on rabies, including some on zoonotic transmission.
The illustration is of the cover of: Mad dogs and Englishmen : rabies in Britain, 1830-2000/ N Pemberton and M Warboys. – Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.