Maasin City hits zero target on rabies case

MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte, Oct. 2 (PIA) — The city government of Maasin  has recorded zero rabies case both in animals and humans for four years now.

This was said by city veterinarian Dr. Rey Alinsub during the “DyDM Kapihan sa PIA” held recently,.

“Since 2014 to date,  there was no reported case of rabies,  though there were incidents  of dog bites,” said Alinsub. 

Alinsub added that the City Veterinary Office always overshoots the target of World Health Organization (WHO) standards to provide vaccination to 70 percent of the total population in an area where a local veterinary office is available, and for the city, it surpassed its target to almost 80 percent this year.

He reported that more than 6,400 dogs were covered with the mass vaccination this year on top of other dogs that were immunized in private veterinary clinics.

“Yearly, mass vaccination to dogs is conducted down to the 70 barangays of the city,” he added. 

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On September 28, Maasin City joined the worldwide observation of World Rabies Day with several activities lined up like free dog vaccination, free dog castration, free dog deworming and video presentation on responsible caring of domesticated dogs, he added. (LDL/ESG/PIA-8)

Source: PIA Feed