World Zoonoses Day- 2015

The first vaccination against a potential zoonotic disease- Rabies that can be spread between humans and animals was successfully administered by Louis Pasteur, a French biologist, on July 6, 1885. Thereafter, World Zoonoses Day is observed every year on July 6 to commemorate this scientific achievement and raise awareness of the risk of zoonotic diseases. On the commemoration of World Zoonoses Day 2015, sessions were held at Govt. Arts and Science College Kozhinjampara, Palakkad. Topic on “One Health and control of Zoonoses” was handled by Dr. Preethi Unnithan and Dr. Pratheesh PT, Senior Research officer’s of COHEART. The programme was inaugurated by Shri. Rajesh C, Principal and was presided by Shri. Gopakumar G., Co-ordinator of extension activities of the College. The programme was attended by more than 200 students, faculty and farmers. Similar session was organized by COHEART at Vinayaka Nursing College Auditorium on 7th July 2015 in which nursing faculty, doctors and students of Vinayaka College of Nursing, Assumption School of Nursing and related institutions participated.

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