By Korbin Smith
Student, College of Medicine
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
As we began our interviews with the locals I was amazed how easy it was to get people to volunteer. Everybody in this country wants to talk and help.
My group consisting of Dr. Atnaj Alebie and Tadele Atinafu have been more than helpful. They are brilliant professionals as well as very kind and humble people.
Together we were able to collect our first set of data in rural areas successfully and efficiently. Hearing what the rural adults and children believed caused rabies was truly incredible.
While many answers cause me to be concerned about their safety in an area where rabies is prevalent, it is inspiring to know that our work is needed.