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PhD student co-edits new book on rabies control

Did you know that an estimated 59,000 people still die from rabies each year?  Most of those deaths can be found in Asia.  While rabies has been successfully fought in many regions, it remains a major, global public health threat.

In the new book, “One Health for Dog-mediated Rabies Elimination in Asia”, Dr. Suman Ghosh and his co-editors explore some of the challenges and successes they have faced in their fight to eradicate this deadly disease.

Using One Health principles, the book explores evidence-based experiences shared by people who are fighting to eliminate dog-mediated human rabies deaths across many very different sectors; including healthcare workers, veterinarians , wildlife researchers, scientists, public health officials, academics, etc.

Dr. Ghosh is a veterinarian currently serving as a graduate assistant in the University of Tennessee Department of Public Health while he works toward a PhD.  He is greatly experienced in the fight against rabies, particularly in Bangladesh.  In 2019, the Global Alliance for Rabies Control, USA, short-listed him for the World Rabies Day Award.