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[On This Day] July 06, 1865: Louis Pasteur injects first anti-rabies vaccine

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Stephen Roan
Stephen Matthew S. Roan is a Global Affairs Columnist at Politixxx Today. He previously served as Editor-in-Chief of The Bedan Roar, the official student publication of San Beda University-Rizal SHS. He was also a former Vice-President of the Bedan Model United Nations and a Student Council Board Member. With a keen interest in global politics and affairs, and as an advocate for the Sustainable Development Goals, he is now part of a youth-led network in the Asia-Pacific - the 2030 Youth Force in the Philippines - which helps realize the 2030 Agenda. He is also pursuing his undergraduate studies at De La Salle University-Manila under the Bachelor of Arts in International Studies Major in American Studies degree program. You may reach him through his email: stephenmatthewroan@yahoo.com.

Today in 1885, Louis Pasteur together with his colleagues have successfully administered the first doses of the inactivated rabies virus into a 9-year old child who was previously bitten by a rabid dog 2 days before. This would signify the beginning of the ”modern era of immunization”.

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