NCOH webinar ‘No Rabies in 2030’
Date & time: 7 October 2021, 3 pm – 4 pm (CEST)
Location: Zoom (you will receive a link prior to the webinar)
Rabies kills one person every 9 minutes, with over half of them children. It is a zoonotic and viral disease which occurs in more than 150 countries. In this webinar we hear from the experts about rabies and how to fight this virus.
Rabies: 100% fatal, but 100% preventable and still a neglected zoonotic disease!
Katinka de Balogh is Senior Animal Health and Production Officer/ One Health focal point at FAO Investment Centre, The WHO, FAO and OIE have set up a global strategy to end human deaths by rabies from dogs. Key elements include improved access to post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), especially for the poorest, as well as mass dog vaccination, improved disease reporting and surveillance tools and community education and outreach. According to Katinka de Balogh rabies is the One Health model disease.
Rabies virus’ strategies to escape the immune system
Corine Geurts van Kessel is a clinical microbiologist / virologist and head of laboratory serology & virus culture at the viroscience lab of Eramus MC. She is working on immunopathogenesis of rabies virus, with the aim to structurally unravel the mechanism behind a defective immune response, focusing on a possible inhibitory effect triggered by innate immune cells at the site of infection.
The moderator of the webinar will be Maarten Hoek, Communications manager NCOH.