6 dead due to rabies in Bicol – DOH
LIGAO CITY — Six patients had died from rabies, the Department of Health Center for Health Development (DOH-CHD) in Bicol said Thursday, Sept. 22.
Two of the fatalities came from Camarines Norte, two from Sorsogon, one from Camarines Sur, and one from Masbate, the DOH-CHD said.
There was also a spike in the number of animal bite cases, mostly by dogs, totaling around 31,138 recorded from January to June.
“The number of cases is higher compared to 2021, covering the same period that logged only 25,736,” said Ruby Jeremias, rabies coordinator at DOH-CHD Bicol.
Health experts appealed to the public to immediately visit the animal bite center and seek consultation to avoid complications that may result in death.
They also advised pet owners to have their pets vaccinated for protection against rabies infection.
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