Rabies alert! 14 Negros areas tagged as high-risk

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At least 14 areas in Negros Occidental are at high risk of rabies, provincial veterinarian Dr. Renante Decena warned.

Decena also noted Negros Occidental ranked ninth among the provinces in the country with the highest laboratory confirmed rabies cases.

The high-risk areas include:

– Sagay, Cadiz, Victorias, Silay, Bago, Kabankalan, and Sipalay Cities
– Calatrava, Salvador Benedicto, E.B. Magalona, Hinigaran, Ilog, Cauayan and Candoni towns

Decena’s office plans to hold a rabies summit in the first week of July.

The rabies cases recorded in early June included one where five people in Barangay Poblacion in Ilog town and a four-year-old child in Barangay Isio in Cauayan were bitten by dogs that had the rabies virus.