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Is rabies more prevalent in third world countries?

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In brief: YES

These countries may have less access to the vaccine, and fewer pets are vaccinated against it.

In brief: YES

These countries may have less access to the vaccine, and fewer pets are vaccinated against it.
Dr. Darrell Latva
Dr. Darrell Latva
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

For example, india has a huge population of feral dogs due to unfortunate garbage disposal practices and a reluctance to kill stray animals.
Historically, thirty thousand citizens have died yearly as a result. Things are similar in many nations that are even poorer.

In brief: Yes

For example, india has a huge population of feral dogs due to unfortunate garbage disposal practices and a reluctance to kill stray animals.
Historically, thirty thousand citizens have died yearly as a result. Things are similar in many nations that are even poorer.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes, from rabid dogs

Rabid dog bites are uncommon in the U.
S.. Most of the rabies exposures here are from bats or other animals. In developing countries, there are many cases of rabies from dog bites.

In brief: Yes, from rabid dogs

Rabid dog bites are uncommon in the U.
S.. Most of the rabies exposures here are from bats or other animals. In developing countries, there are many cases of rabies from dog bites.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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