Rabies kills 5,000 in Pakistan every year

Published - July 29, 2011 05:31 pm IST - Islamabad

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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