The College of Veterinarians of the Province & # 39; Buenos Aires on Monday sent a note to the Governor María Eugenia Vidal, due to concerns generated by the lack of & # 39; vaccine against human rabies. It was signed by President Osvaldo Rinaldi and Secretary Héctor Fernández f & # 39; the name of the 14 districts that are part of the body.
Also, veterinarians issued a statement to society in general, and urged extreme efforts resources for alarm rabies health, because the health system m & # 39; has vaccines to treat people in & # 39; risk suffering from potentially incident & # 39; rabies. "Today more than ever we must take responsibility and maximize resources and efforts," said the group
During a conversation with & # 39; this newspaper, Héctor Fernández said that the issue is latent, not only in the city, province or country, but given the concerns around the world.
According to the statement, the current epidemiological situation, b & # 39; an increase in the detection of & # 39; bats infected with rabies virus and are their natural reservoirs, increase the alarm of health and expose the lack of population & # 39; vaccination.
Beware of the dog
As stated by the School, rabies is a disease that can & # 39; avoid the vaccine affects more than 150 countries and territories. In a large majority, according to the World Health Organization, deaths from rabies in humans are the main source of & # 39; dog infection.
F & # 39; this regard, they stressed that the main way to prevent this disease is welcoming & # 39; dogs and cats and avoid their bites. At this point, veterinary professionals have a critical role and should make every effort to ensure that the greatest number of & # 39; suspect animals are controlled in accordance with the protocols. "The ideal would be the clinical control and at & # 39; & # 39 event, death of the animal, with its post-mortem diagnosis" said the specialists & # 39; Buenos Aires.
On the other hand, they argued the need to strengthen vaccination of cats and dogs, while exposing at its fair measure of the risk that people may suffer. Therefore, the authorities of the Veterinary College said that "in the present circumstances of the urban rabies control, the greatest danger is represented by the reduction in the risk perception of the community, including veterinarians and authorities" , involving the reduction of & # 39; the first two sanitary measures.
The current epidemiological situation to warn a noticeable increase in detection & # 39; & # 39 cases; bats infected with rabies virus, which are the natural reservoirs, add this alarm health and exposes the population to the lack of & # 39; vaccination.
It should be noted that, as stated, the decision to vaccinate or not a person has the power of human medicine, but the evidence on which the decision is taken is provided by the veterinary profession. "So, we are partners in preserving the lives of people, especially in the current circumstances", said the professionals. "The health of human and animal health are interdependent, the Veterinary College is committed to work and health", they concluded.