News ID: 202064
Published: 0808 GMT October 09, 2017

Int'l rabies workshop kicks off in Iran

Int'l rabies workshop kicks off in Iran

A workshop on surveillance and control of rabies started in Sari, Mazandaran Province, on Sunday.

Head of Pasteur Institute North Research Center, in Amol, Mazandaran Province, Mohsen Asouri said, “21 researchers from Iran, Spain, South Africa, Greece, Bangladesh, Iraq, Libya, Morocco, Pakistan, Bhutan, Tunisia and India are participating in the workshop.”

According to IRNA, Asouri said that the 11-day course is organized by the Pasteur Institute of Iran in cooperation with Institut Pasteur in Paris, the Department of Biochemistry, of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, the World Health Organization and PREDEMICS consortium. World Organization for Animal Health, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and the Global Alliance for Rabies Control also contributed in holding the event.

He added that the objective of the course is to gain trust of international organizations to help Iran become a role model on the prevention of rabies in the region.

Iran has successfully piloted and implemented plans to fight rabies in Mazandaran Province.


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