The Department of Health of the Dominican Republic announced on Thursday it was investigating a likely case of human rabies in a six-year-old boy, who is admitted to the hospital in Santo Domingo.
A boy who hit a dog on his right leg six months ago, according to his mother, was granted a performance anamnesis of fever, chest pain, right legs, hydrophobia and muscle cramps, among other diseases, according to the Health Portfolio statement.
As the lesser mother told her, the neighbors killed the dog with the sticks, which represented aggressiveness and sialorra,
The child was taken to the Robert Reid Cabral Children's Hospital in the capital of Elio Fiallo Hospital in the province of Pedernales.
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Upon notification, the Pedernales Provincial Health Directorate, evaluates the people who are in touch with the case, including the medical staff of the centers visited by the patient and their relatives.
Equally, actively looking for people attacked by an animal to take appropriate measures to implement the vaccine against rabies in cases where it is required.
Between August and September of this year, Pedernales was the day of vaccination of dogs and cats who were able to immunize 4,708 animals from an estimated population of 5,000 to cover 94.16%.
According to data from the National Directorate of Epidemiology, published this week, two people have died in the country this year because of human rabies.
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