World Rabies Day in Maine — Sunday, September 28, 2014

World Rabies Day September 28th

On September 28, the State of Maine will celebrate the eighth annual World Rabies Day. This year, the Maine Rabies Workgroup organized educational tables throughout the community during September to get the word out about rabies prevention. All Mainers are encouraged to consider ways they can prevent the spread of rabies.

  • Vaccinate your pet cats and dogs against rabies; it is the law.
  • Avoid contact with wild animals or other animals that you do not know.
  • Bat proof your home. Wildlife biologists can provide tips on how to bat proof your home without harming bats but preventing them from entering your home.
  • Report all exposures to Maine CDC (1-800-821-5821) or a healthcare provider.

History

In 2006, the Alliance for Rabies Control, a U.K. charity, formed to promote rabies prevention worldwide. The Alliance, along with the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, declared September 28 World Rabies Day. All partners, including international health organizations, national, state and local public health partners, professional organizations, commercial pharmaceutical companies and foundations have been called upon to plan events throughout the world to increase awareness about rabies and to raise support and funding towards its control and prevention. Worldwide, over 50,000 people die from rabies each year.

Calendar of Events (See details below)

September 2014
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Oxford Fair
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Knox County Humane Society Whisker Walk
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University of Souther Maine
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LL Bean Fall Hunting Expo
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Fryeburg Fair

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Event Details

  • University of Souther Maine
    • Thursday, September 25, 2014, 11-1
    • Student Center
  • Fryeburg Fair

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