Thursday, April 3, 2014

Spread of “rabies” this summer season, worries PHO Aklan

Posted April 2, 2014 as of 6:00pm
Written by Jay-ar Arante

The Provincial Health Office is worried of a possible spread of rabies this summer season.

According to the agency, rabies usually attacks on the onset of summer where dogs tend to be irritable because of extreme heat.

With this, the PHO reminds the public, particularly the parents to watch over their children and to prevent them from playing with stray dogs especially those that appears restless.

The health agency also suggests having their pet dogs vaccinated to avoid the virus.

The PHO also advised that when bitten the wound must be washed thoroughly with soap and water.

The dog’s movement and or condition must be observed for any signs of rabies infection such as restlessness and or anxiousness until it dies.

Those who were bitten must be brought to the nearest clinic or hospital for proper medication.

Meanwhile, in Boracay many stray dogs can still be observed roaming around, and may pose danger to tourists and locals alike.

Translated by Shelah Casiano

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