September 28 marked the 16th World Rabies Day. This year’s theme, ‘Rabies: One health, zero deaths’ highlights the connection of the environment with both people and animals.
An increase in the chances of getting rabies infection has prompted health experts to recommend all to take anti-rabies vaccine before the animal attack.
None of the local bodies has set up facilities .AWB members allege unscientific disposal of carcass .Kerala has around 9 lakh pets and 2.8 lakh stray dogs
The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) will organise a free anti-rabies vaccination camp for pet and stray dogs on the occasion of World Rabies Day on September 28.
Experts say cases in forest areas are rarely reported and not given much importance
Rabies mortality rate in Kerala has seen a spike this year. If fatality rate was 6-8 on average in the previous years, it saw a spurt in 2022
To discuss the possibilities of a stray dog-free Kerala, a group of activists convened a meeting in the wake of rising cases of dog bites in the state.
The CM said the anti-rabies vaccines given through the government hospitals have met the quality standards.
The court directed the government to ensure that the hospitals concerned get an adequate stock of medicines required for such treatment.
It has assigned 78 veterinary doctors for the vaccination drive which will start on September 20.
As the HC rightly pointed out, the government must protect people from dogs and, at the same time, ensure that they don’t take the law into their hands.
Idukki and Kasaragod districts are at the bottom of the list, with just one and three hotspots, respectively.
In view of the increasing incidents of stray dog attacks, the state government is coming up with more measures to check the menace.
Local Self-Government Minister M B Rajesh said a month-long drive to vaccinate the strays will begin from September 20.
More than 1,000 dogs around Kuno National Park given anti-rabies shots before arrival of cheetahs from Africa
Eight cheetahs - five males and three females - are expected to reach KNP from Namibia on August 17.
In a fix following the rise in stray dog bite cases and rabies deaths, even among the vaccinated, the Kerala government has turned its gaze to Goa for answer.
As per the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, the Central Drugs Laboratory is entrusted with the task of ensuring the quality of the anti-rabies vaccines and issuance of certificates.
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Health Minister Veena George recently informed the State Assembly that a total of 20 people have died due to rabies infection in Kerala so far this year.
The decision was taken in the wake of the concerns among the public about rabies deaths, the CM said.