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Very unfortunate that my country contributes 35% of global deaths due to Rabies. Though the Govt is putting all efforts into containing the issue, success has been elusive. There are many reasons such as vaccine shortage, wrong information by voluntary organisations in neutering street dogs and thereby squandering funds, not heeding private doctors' expertise, increasing resistance by "dog lovers" in terms of decision making, etc.
As a private GP, it is very sad to see at least 2 to 3 cases of dog bites a month. There is awareness about vaccination but definitely not to the level a doctor expects. But it is still a work in progress. Probably one needs to go back to the old method of culling stray dogs to eradicate Rabies, as we all know it is 100% fatal. Will the animal lovers allow this?