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Rabies kills 

Every year, an estimated 59 000 people worldwide die of one of the oldest diseases known to man: rabies. Rabies is caused by infection from a lyssavirus. The disease is named after Lyssa, the Greek spirit of madness, frenzy, and rage, vividly evoking the horror of a rabid death.

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What is rabies?

Rabies is a deadly disease caused by a virus that is spread in the saliva of infected animals. All mammals can get rabies. People usually get rabies from licks, bites, or scratches from infected dogs and cats. Rabies affects the central nervous system, ultimately causing brain disease and death. Once symptoms of rabies appear, the disease is nearly always fatal, so prevention is especially important. The most proven and effective way of preventing rabies is through rabies vaccination of animals.

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Rabies is a dangerous disease that kills at least 59,000 people annually worldwide of which most are from Africa and Asia. All mammals can carry rabies but most human rabies cases come from dogs due to the interaction between the too.

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You'll find us in Kanengo, on the outskirts of Lilongwe city. When driving from the city centre on the M1, pass Kapani and continue for 400 metres, you'll see our signpost on the left. We are located approximately 200 metres before the turn off to Salima.

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