World Rabies Day is celebrated annually on September 28 to raise awareness about the impact of rabies on humans and animals, provide information and advice on how to prevent the disease and take efforts to control rabies. 2021 is the 15th edition of World Rabies Day.
The theme for the WRD in 2021 is ‘Rabies: Facts, not Fear’. The day also marks the death anniversary of the French chemist and microbiologist, Louis Pasteur’, who developed the first rabies vaccine.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- Global Alliance for Rabies Executive Director: Louis Nel.
- Global Alliance for Rabies Control Founded: 2007.
- Global Alliance for Rabies Control Headquarters: Manhattan, Kansas, United States.