So far this year we have 172 cases of rabies canina, of which 151 are in the city, 21 in the provinces and a death due to human rabies.
At this time, the Departmental Service of Health (Sedes) analyzes the case of a girl of 11 years who is admitted in intensive therapy of children’s hospital Mario Ortiz, attributed to a meningoencephalitis, non-specific cause unknown, being investigated.
Joaquín Monastery, stated that the case of the minor can be treated human rabies, because, according to information gathered, helped in the recovery of stray dogs with a protective organization of animals and this could have contracted the evil. Perform new laboratory studies to arrive at an accurate diagnosis, but rule out that your box is due to the vaccine for the human papillomavirus, as stated by the family.
The director of Health Services, Ministry of Health, Rodolfo Rocabado, in telephone contact with THE DUTY indicated that the clinical tests have ruled out that the causal case is the vaccine.
Is studied as one of the possible causes of the rabies virus, although in the first test has given negative. However, there is the precedent of a previous case, the adolescent of 14 years who died from rabies in humans and that initially gave a negative, but then, on biopsy, was positive, said Rocabado.
On the background of the minor, it was reported that he received the vaccine against the papilloma in April and, coincidentally, a day after he had a fever. She was treated with alternative medicine and on the 8th of this month he was admitted to the French hospital, where he was transferred to Children’s hospital last Wednesday.
Results of the campaign
Immunized 301.758 dogs and 79.960 cats during the mass vaccination campaign on Sunday in the municipalities of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, La Guardia, Warnes, Montero and Macaw Belgium, achieving a coverage of 68%; however, the health authorities ensure that they will continue with the rakes and that they have the dose in all health facilities for the pets.
Joaquín Monastery, pointed out that in the capital of santa cruz were immunized 233.644 (62%) dogs and 63.276 cats (over 100%)
The municipal secretary of Health, Fernando Mustafa, announced that brigades would go out to do a rakes zones with less coverage. The delegation indicated that a standard should make this work for two weeks, but if necessary will do so for the time that is necessary.
He indicated that the bad weather and the false information that circulated through social networks played in against the campaign of rabies vaccination, which did not reach the expected target.
Teen bite receives treatment
A teenager of 14 years who was bitten by a dog with rabies receiving treatment under the program control of zoonoses of the Department of Health, which provided the vaccine not only her, but also to the owners of the can and 569 dogs and 123 cats in the area.
According to the director of the Headquarters, Jhonny Camacho, so far this year there were two positive cases of canine rabies in Chuquisaca, the first in march, in one of the communities of the municipality of Poroma, and the last the last week of the dog that bit a teenager in the area of El Tejar. The bite would have happened on Saturday 6 may in the neighborhood First of May in the area of El Tejar in Sucre, but the dog was brought to a community in the municipality potosino de Betanzos. /WZ