Over 200 students and teachers from Jusco Shool, along with officials of JUSCO and  APCRI. have taken part in the rally that was taken out in the city in the morning.
The awareness programme would continue as APCRI has plans to cover 32,000 students, doctors, veterinary doctors to train them about the menace, said Dr K K Singh, In-charge of the Tata Rabies Project.
Singh, also the in-charge of APCRI Eastern India, said the country accounts for about one-third of the global burden and two-thirds of the Asian burred of human rabies and exposure of dogs accounted for most of these human rabies deaths in the country.
As per the World Health Organization estimates, he said, the number of deaths due to human rabies was estimated to be around 20,000 per year and the maximum number of death in the world due to human rabies (36 percent) were reported in India, he said adding that the figure was declining in the last few years.
The motive behind the program was to create awareness among people and train them to take necessary precautionary measures in dog bite cases, he said.

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