Monthly Archives: September 2013

Rabies’ evolution, key to eradicating the virus in PH


Different types of rabies virus evolved independently in different parts of the Philippines, a news study found.

Researchers said research finding may help in control and subsequent eradication of rabies in the country.

Resulting to deaths of 200 to 300 Filipinos per year, rabies continues to be a major public health concern in the Philippines. As such, the National Rabies Prevention and Control Program (NRPCP) targets the complete national eradication of the virus by 2020. Continue reading