OIE endorses program to control dog-mediated rabies

BUTUAN CITY, Jun. 4 -- The endorsement of the Philippines' Dog-Mediated Rabies Program by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) on May 27, 2021 certifies that the country’s protocol is in line with international standards.

This is a significant achievement of the Philippines in its continuous efforts to eradicate rabies from the local dog and cat population by 2030.

“We therefore invite the general public and pet owners to support the government's program on the control of this deadly but preventable viral disease. Let us keep in mind to ensure our pets are properly vaccinated against rabies,” said Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI), an attached agency of the Department of Agriculture.

BAI said the certification was an outcome of the joint efforts of the DA, Department of Health, Department of Education, Department of the Interior and Local Government, local government units, non-government organizations, the academe and private sector to fight rabies. (DA-BAI/PIA-Caraga)







Source: Philippines Information Agency (pia.gov.ph)

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