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Legislation to reduce costs of rabies vaccine in White House

Rabies is a life-threatening disease that kills lakhs of people worldwide annually. It is transmitted to people when they are bitten or scratched by a rabid animal

Representative Ami Bera (Courtesy of twitter)

Indian-American lawmaker, Ami Bera, has brought forth a comprehensive legislation to reduce the cost of rabies post-exposure treatment for uninsured persons. This is after his own encounter with a rabid fox on Capitol Hill in April.

‘The Affordable Rabies Treatment for Uninsured Act’ proposes that the government reimburse hospitals for providing post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) to uninsured individuals.

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