The Ministry of Health of the Dominican Republic reported the investigating Thursday unlikely event & # 39; human rabies in a child & # 39; six years, Admitted to hospital in & # 39; Santo Domingo.
The boy, about six months ago that was touched by a dog on the right foot, according to the mother, was admitted to the presentation history & # 39; fever, chest pain, right leg, rabies, and muscle spasms, Among other diseases, according to a statement from the Health portfolio.
As said the child's mother, neighbors killed the dog sticks, which produced aggressiveness and sialorrea.
The boy was taken to hospital Robert Reid Cabral children in the capital, hospital Elio Fiallo in the province & # 39; Pedernales, the statement added.
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Following notification, of the Provincial Health Directorate team & # 39; Pedernales, perform evaluation in people & # 39; contact with the case, including health personnel of the centers visited patients and their relatives.
Similarly, they seek b & # 39; active way for people attacked by animals to take corresponding measures, consisting of rabies vaccine application in & # 39; cases that require it.
Between August and September & # 39; this year, a day & # 39; vaccines & # 39; dogs and cats in Pedernales, and managed to vaccinate animals from 4708 estimated population & # 39; 5000, for coverage & # 39; 94.16%.
According to data from the National Directorate of & # 39; Epidemiology, published this week, the & # 39; now this year in the country killed two people because human anger.
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