Taking the Bite Out of Rabies
Every year more than 25,000 deaths worldwide are attributed to this virus. Tragically, a very effective vaccine is available to prevent these fatalities but are not being disseminated to those in need. You may think this international scourge is ebola. Ebola was estimated to cause a demise of about 11,000 persons in 2015. The disease I'm referring to is rabies, a preventable disease. One that affects people and animals. With your assistance this disease can be eradicated.
My guest is Dr. Richard Ford, an emeritus professor of medicine at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine, an expert on rabies and its worldwide impact.
Dr. Richard Ford is Emeritus Professor of Medicine in the College of Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State University.
He is Board Certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and is an honorary Diplomat in the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine.
Dr. Ford is a past President of the North American Veterinary Conference and continues his role as a member of the Scientific Program Committee for that Conference.He is a co-author for both the AAHA Canine Vaccine Guidelines and the AAFP Feline Vaccine Guidelines.
Outside of veterinary medicine, Dr. Ford spent 28 years with the US Air Force as a Biomedical Scientist. Dr. Ford retired from the USAF Reserve as a Brigadier General, where his last assignment was in the Office of the Air Force Surgeon General at the Pentagon.