Chadiza district records 30 dog bite cases in the last three months.

Chadiza district has recorded a total number of 30 dog bite cases in the last three months.
This is according to a report from the Veterinary Department presented at the Epidemic Preparedness meeting held in Chadiza.
District Veterinary Officer, Dr Victor Kangwa said that out of 30 cases reported from 8 Veterinary camps, 19 were referred to the hospital for post exposure immunisation.
And a report from the health department shows that only 12 cases of dog bites were recorded and patients were treated at Chadiza District Hospital.
District Medical Officer, Jonathan Chama stated that 7 remaining people might have accessed medical attention elsewhere.
Dr Chama said that out of the 12 treated at the hospital, no one tested positive for rabies.
And Dr Chama said that rabies is a fatal disease, adding that treatment is very expensive ranging from 500 to 700 Kwacha.
Last week Chadiza District Council threatened to kill all unregistered and unvaccinated dogs in the district.

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