Monday, September 28, 2009

World Rabies Day 2009

World Rabies Day, observed on September 28th each year, is a global initiative to raise awareness about the continuing burden of rabies and how the disease can be prevented.
Despite being 100% preventable, one person dies from rabies every ten minutes. It is estimated that 52,560 people die worldwide from rabies each year. Children are particularly at risk, with almost half of all rabies deaths occurring in children under 15 years. The main source of human exposure to rabies, especially in children, is from dogs. Rabies can be transmitted from dogs not vaccinated against the disease. Unfortunately, vaccination is neglected in many parts of the world.

- Wikipedia

Lesson Plan Information
Title: World Rabies Day 2009
Objectives: By the end of this lesson, students will:
- the impact of rabies
- how to avoid contracting rabies
- how to avoid dog bites
- how rabies can be eliminated
Grade Level: K-4
Subject: Rabies prevention
Materials: Computers with access to the Internet.
Handouts: Make Rabies History! (PowerPoint pesentation)
Time Needed: Two 50-minute class periods
Provided by: Alliance for Rabies Control
Link: http://www.worldrabiesday.org_Lesson%_Plan.doc

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