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Study: Rabies Kills 59,000 People Annually

Canine rabies kills tens of thousands of people every year and costs economies billions of dollars. A new global study said understanding the true burden of the disease may result in more resources to prevent it. Dr. Louise Taylor is with the Global Alliance for Rabies Control and is coordinator of the Partners for Rabies Prevention Group. Taylor said while the tools exist to prevent deaths from rabies, they’re not being used in many countries hardest hit by the disease. “At the...

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