Rabies facts


99% of human cases are caused by dog bites


40% of the victims are younger than 15

Rabies is

100% preventable

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MEEREB is transforming into MERACON

We are pleased to announce that MEEREB has been converted into the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Central Asia and North Africa Rabies Control Network (MERACON). MERACON will build on the substantial efforts of the MEEREB network over the last few years and continue to develop collaboration and support capacity building at the country and regional level.

The change transfers coordination of the network to the Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC), with continued support from Fondation Merieux. MERACON will join the other GARC-coordinated networks, PARACON in sub-Saharan Africa and ARACON in Asia. Further updates on MERACON will soon be available on the GARC website

These networks have been set up as regional platforms to increase the commitment and ability of countries to eliminate rabies by sharing capacity-building tools and knowledge; helping to assess the country situation, create national strategies and plan next steps towards elimination; and fostering cooperation to end this transboundary disease.

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MEEREB is committed to contributing to Rabies
elimination in Middle East and Eastern Europe