Rabies awareness in the spotlight

2017-10-25 06:00
PHOTO: suppliedAt the educational information session (from left), Shubnum Ismail (Marketing St Anne’s), Maneshree Devnarrian (care giver Netcare St Annes Casualty), Amanda Mhlongo (Enrolled Nurse Cardiac Ward), Mokgadi Bopape (Med24 Doctor at Accident and Emergency Unit), Shaun Fisher (technical department handyman), Maureen Vida (SPCA), Shalene Naidoo (administrative clerk trauma unit) and Sabitha Moodley (Registered Nurse Trauma Unit).

PHOTO: suppliedAt the educational information session (from left), Shubnum Ismail (Marketing St Anne’s), Maneshree Devnarrian (care giver Netcare St Annes Casualty), Amanda Mhlongo (Enrolled Nurse Cardiac Ward), Mokgadi Bopape (Med24 Doctor at Accident and Emergency Unit), Shaun Fisher (technical department handyman), Maureen Vida (SPCA), Shalene Naidoo (administrative clerk trauma unit) and Sabitha Moodley (Registered Nurse Trauma Unit).

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NETCARE St Anne’s Trauma Injury Prevention department partnered with the local SPCA to raise awareness about rabies and bring together partners to enhance prevention and control efforts.

While rabies is a 100% preventable disease, thousands of people die from the disease around the world each day. World Rabies Day was an opportunity to reflect on the efforts to control this deadly disease and remind ourselves that the fight is not yet over.

Maureen Vida, PMB SPCA spokesperson says: “You can take steps to help prevent and control rabies by vaccinating your pets and learning how to stay safe from the animals that commonly spread rabies in your area.”

Rabies remains a major concern worldwide, killing tens of thousands of people every year.

Vaccinate your animals and keep them away from wildlife that can spread the disease. Rabies is 100% preventable.

“Your local veterinarian plays a key role in controlling rabies,” she says.

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