World Rabies Day being observed today

The World Rabies Day is observed on 28th September (since-2007) across the world to raise awareness about the rabies disease and its preventable measures. The day also marks the anniversary of French chemist and microbiologist Louis Pasteur's death, who developed the first rabies vaccine. The theme for World Rabies Day-2016 is “Rabies: Zero by 30”. Rabies is a viral disease that causes acute inflammation of the brain in humans and other mammals. This occurs usually through biting a human or another animal.