September 07, 2007

Rabies Prevention Pronounced Success

I wonder how long it will be before a well-meaning but hysterical bureaucrat makes a hash of this good news:

U.S. is now free of canine rabies virus

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Editor Fri Sep 7, 6:12 AM ET

Mandatory vaccination has created what is known as herd immunity in U.S. dogs, Rupprecht said, and it will be vital to continue this to protect dogs -- and people -- from the virus.

"The elimination of canine rabies in the United States represents one of the major public health success stories in the last 50 years," CDC Director Dr. Julie Gerberding said in a statement.

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