Rabies kills 5,000 in Pakistan every year

July 29th, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS  

Islamabad, July 29 (IANS) As many as 5,000 people die of rabies in Pakistan every year, experts say.

The incidents of rabies’ are increasing in Pakistan, said speakers at a national seminar on “The awareness and current status of rabies” in Lahore Thursday.

Hamid Yaqoob Sheikh, a senior official, said that the health and livestock departments should make efforts to fight against the spread of rabies, Daily Times reported.

Muhammad Nawaz, a professor, said rabies was perhaps first described in Chinese history around 556 BC.

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