Vaccinating dogs to prevent rabies in India

Men with nets approaching a dog

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An animal welfare organisation in India is sterilising and vaccinating dogs to help reduce the spread of rabies.

There are 28 million stray dogs in the country, which contributes a huge risk to the spread of the disease.

The World Health Organisation believes that immunising 70% of the dog population could stop the virus circulating.

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