In a rare instance, the rabies vaccine failed leading to the death of a seven-year-old boy from Kayyur-Cheemeni panchayat.
The girl showed uneasiness and disorientation and aversion to food and water after which she was taken to Punalur taluk hospital on September 6.
Rabies vaccination, which suffered a setback due to the pandemic, will now be resumed to make the district rabies-free, say experts.
World Health Organisation and World Animal health Organisation have set a goal for eradication of dog-mediated human rabies globally by 2030.
It said that post-stray animal bite cases, anti-rabies vaccines and rabies immunoglobulins/ rabies monoclonal antibodies must be administered, even if the person has received any dose.