Leading rabies prevention organization, the Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC), recently announced the launch of the first of its online education programs, the Rabies Educator Certificate (REC).

A canine suspected of being rabid that had been exhibiting signs of restlessness, and overall uncharacteristic aggressive behavior, which are two symptoms of rabies.

This is a free web-based course for individuals such as community educators and health workers who would like to learn about rabies and how to teach others to prevent rabies and reduce deaths in their communities.

The REC has been developed to help meet the need to effectively disseminate accurate, life-saving information to at-risk communities. The course is open to anyone but aimed specifically at people who work regularly in these communities, and who are in a position to address community education on rabies. These people may be health/veterinary/community personnel who regularly visit communities, or it may be key people within the communities themselves who want to do something about rabies education.

To learn more about the free, online course, click HERE