The CEE-ZSL Julian Huxley Memorial Lecture
or more than 100 years, canine rabies vaccination has been available as a tool for rabies control and elimination. However, domestic dogs still remain a major reservoir for rabies, and the disease continues to kill tens of thousands of people every year in Africa and Asia. This presentation will provide a historical perspective to rabies control and elimination efforts and discuss why new research has been needed to tackle canine rabies effectively on a global scale. The presentation will focus on Africa and Asia, describing key evidence that has created awareness about the scale of the canine rabies burden, generated optimism about the feasibility of canine rabies elimination, and instilled realism as to the challenges of reaching elimination targets. Finally, the presentation will draw out broader insights in relation to the potential benefits and challenges of One Health approaches to disease control.
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