I just edited several articles on rabies. Unfortunately, it still kills around 55,000 people EACH YEAR, mostly children, who have been bitten by dogs. Africa and Asia are particularly vulnerable. It’s not so long ago (the 1990s) that it was still a danger in European countries like France, who were still conducting vaccination campaigns among foxes etc. It’s probably the oldest infectious disease known to humanity — there are records of dog owners in Babylon, 2500 years BC, who were fined for letting their dogs bite people who then died. The sooner we get rid of it, like smallpox and rinderpest, the better!