Ghana: Rabies infections rise due to low dog vaccination

Ghana’s Health and Veterinary Services have painted a gloomy picture on the fight against rabies infections. This is due to the extremely low immunization of dogs to reduce rabies infections from dog bites. Although official statistics show that 10 percent of dogs are vaccinated in Ghana, the accurate figure may be hovering around 2 percent due to unavailability of information on the population of dogs. Annually about one hundred people die each year in Ghana from rabies infections, raising fears that the country cannot meet the global target of eliminating rabies  infections…

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