posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 11:25 PM
Rabies is one of the most lethal animal-transmitted diseases, killing more people each year than SARS, H5N1 Bird Flu and Dengue fever combined.
Rabies is a fatal disease caused by one of the many rabies viruses - and one of the rapidly increasing number of diseases that spread from animals to
Human deaths from rabies went up 40% between 1997 and 2011 - from 35-50,000 in 1997 to 50-70,000 in 2011 - mostly in developing nations. By
comparison, the world's population increased from 5.84 billion
in the same period, a 20% increase.
People are in a panic from Detroit to India and the Phillipines.
Despite evidence indicating viruses and bacteria play an essential role in maintaining life's balance on the planet - and that "disease" is a
necessary part of evolutionary transitions - Big Pharma wants to eradicate yet another lifeform: the lowly rabies virus. For profit, of course.
Any animal can get rabies, but those that hang out in populated areas are of the greatest concern - like bats, squirrels and raccoons.
However, dogs can get rabies too, so the World Society for the Protection of Animals is working with Big Pharma to promote mass vaccination of dogs in
countries where rabies is endemic.
In addition, developing nations are being urged to implement educational programs, mandate animal vaccination - and stock up on human rabies
Rabies is an acute, fatal viral
disease of mammals most often transmitted through the bite of a rabid animal resulting in impacts to public health, agriculture, and wildlife.
Rabies costs governments and the people of North America hundreds of millions of dollars each year.
…..Despite implementation of aggressive rabies management strategies in many countries, rabies still results in 50,000 to 70,000 human deaths mostly
in developing countries around the world.
…..Six people have
died of rabies in Shanghai so far this year. Two thousand humans die of rabies every year in Bangladesh; twenty thousand die annually in India.
Traditionally, governments have attempted to control rabies by kneejerk reactions in the face of outbreaks, sending out death squads to shoot or
poison all dogs in an area. Around twenty million dogs are killed every year in this way, yet still, rabies continues to thrive.
The World Society for the Protection of Animals is promoting an alternative global approach: mass vaccination of dogs in countries where rabies is
The World Health Organization (WHO) World Survey of Rabies for the year 1997 gave an
estimate of between 35,000 and 50,000 annually.
DETROIT - Rabies 2011
Please help us spread the word about the upcoming seminar in Detroit. We are recruiting a team of experts to help us put up posters throughout the
city to warn the citizens of the impending disaster and potential hazard posed to them and their safety. Please contact GSHCUSA Booking for
more information about how you can help. We will be compensating the street team with attire and free admission to the event.
My personal favorite, (translations welcome):
DETROIT - Rabies 2011
In recent years, Detroit has been overrun by mass amounts of grey squirrels, black squirrels, & the elusive brown variety. With mass migration of
these animals, comes the risk of rabies outbreak.
Well folks, the worst has happened and the plane has crashed into the mountain.
In the past year, we have seen a 67% increase of 33% of all rabies victims. Half of those victims are a close 21% of almost a quarter of Detroit’s
At the request of the Mayor, the 2011 Rabid Animal Blockade Institution Expo Seminar will be held in the city of Detroit this year. We’ve arranged
with the CDC to have a special GREEN ZONE PERMIT and will be 97.5% sure that absolutely zero squirrels will be in at least three quarters of the
Sunday, July 31, carefully leave your house, and come directly to the refuge of Detroit’s New Center Park. We will be having live safety
demonstrations, squirrel repellent and corn dog vendors, and a special surprise celebrity appearance to be announced.
World Rabies Day is September 28, 2011
Rabies Still A Threat
People and animals are infected by the rabies virus and die from rabies each year.
From the CDC Rabies Info site:
"Each year around the world, rabies results in more than 55,000 deaths - approximately one death every 10 minutes. Most deaths are reported from
Africa and Asia with almost 50% of the victims being children under the age of 15."
…Rabies may be spread between animals and humans, wildlife and pets.
What You Can Do
The first step is to vaccinate your pets. Rabies is a preventable disease, but 100% fatal in unvaccinated animals. Visit the World Rabies Day site for
more ways to be involved in promoting rabies awareness and eradication.
Eliminating man’s deadliest, yet preventable
Did you know that rabies kills more people each year than severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), the bird flu (H5N1) and the dengue fever
… “Yes, there are vaccines that could be given to both humans and dogs to prevent the risk of virus infection (they create an immune response
against the rabies virus), but unfortunately, rabies is still on the rise in certain parts of the world,” reported Dr. Raffy Deray, program manager
of the National Rabies Prevention Control Program.
… “Here in the Philippines, while the number may have fallen from the previous rates wherein deaths would range from 300 to 600 each year, as
doctors we still don’t want deaths (around 80 have already been reported to the health department) considering there are inexpensive and easy ways
to prevent it,” Deray said.
This was the reason Republic Act 9482 was enacted. Known as The Anti-Rabies Act of 2007, the law mandates both public and private sectors to avail
of dog immunization, preexposure treatment of high-risk personnel and postexposure treatment of animal bite victims, free routine immunization of
schoolchildren aged five to 14 in areas where there is high incidence of rabies and encouragement of responsible pet ownership.
With the ultimate goal of being declared as rabies-free by the year 2020, …