Wednesday , January 20 2021

More than 1,500 pets were vaccinated against rabies in the area



A positive assessment was carried out by the Health Authority after the end of the massive rabies vaccination carried out in 11 localities in the region.

The aim of the work was to prevent rabies, a viral disease characterized by acute encephalomyelitis, with 100% mortality, even when exceptional cases of rehabilitation are described. Transmission is from the saliva of the animal through a bite or contact with the mucous membranes or wounds as it is deposited in the nervous system. Animals that can transmit this disease may be bats, dogs, foxes, that is, warm-blooded animals.

The remainder of the Alejandro García Health Authority was positive. "These rabies, carried out in conjunction with Health Seremi and the municipalities of the three provinces of the region, were able to vaccinate 1,539 pets, which meant it was a huge business that was very important for the community to prevent rabies."

In addition, the Health Authority stressed the importance of the business and noted that "so far we have received 52 nail samples captured by the community, which were sent to the Institute of Public Health, of which 4 were positive. which the importance of updating the vaccination card to our pets. "

The actions were carried out in 11 localities such as Canela, Coquimbo, La Serena, La Higuera, Punitaqui, Ovalle, Salamanca, Los Vilos, Paihuano, Illapel and Vicuña.


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