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What is rabies?

Rabies is a deadly disease caused by a virus that is spread in the saliva of infected animals. All mammals can get rabies. People usually get rabies from licks, bites, or scratches from infected dogs and cats. Rabies affects the central nervous system, ultimately causing brain disease and death. Once symptoms of rabies appear, the disease is nearly always fatal, so prevention is especially important. The most proven and effective way of preventing rabies is through rabies vaccination of animals.

Rabies vaccination Chinsapo

Rabies is a dangerous disease that kills at least 59,000 people annually worldwide of which most are from Africa and Asia. All mammals can carry rabies but most human rabies cases come from dogs due to the interaction between the too.

dog vaccination gdl malawi lspca

Lilongwe Society for the Protection and Care of Animals (LSPCA) has vaccinated more than 200,000 dogs in Malawi over the past 4 years. Our vaccination teams collect valuable information on numbers, gender, health, and age of dogs. As we understood that tracking the vaccinations was key to directing our efforts, we developed a home-built app for mobile phones.

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● COVID-19 is just one example of the rising trend of diseases—from Ebola to MERS to West Nile and Rift Valley fevers—caused by viruses that have jumped from animal hosts into the human population.
● A new assessment offers 10 recommendations and identifies One Health as the optimal way to prevent and respond to future pandemics.
● The rising trend in zoonotic diseases is driven by the degradation of our natural environment—through land degradation, wildlife exploitation, resource extraction, climate change and other stresses.

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You'll find us in Kanengo, on the outskirts of Lilongwe city. When driving from the city centre on the M1, pass Kapani and continue for 400 metres, you'll see our signpost on the left. We are located approximately 200 metres before the turn off to Salima.

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Monday to Friday 07:30-16:30

Saturday 08:00-12:00

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