City Vet raises awareness on Rabies
TACLOBAN CITY – As part of the Rabies Awareness Month Celebration of the City Government under Mayor Cristina G. Romualdez, the City Veterinary Office conducted a mass Anti-Rabies Vaccination, Castration and deworming activity of adult dogs and puppies at Barangay Cogon, San Jose on Friday March 3.
A motorcade participated by 15 City barangays kicked off the month-long celebration which aims to bring awareness on Rabies – a deadly virus which affects animals and humans.
The CVO administered 187 anti-rabies vaccines and dewormed and castrated 25 dogs during the activity held in partnership with the City Health Office and the Department of Agriculture 8 through Dr. Noriet Orsua.
According to the Department of Health (DOH) Rabies is considered to be a neglected disease, which is 100% fatal though 100% preventable. Considered as a significant public health problem, it is an acutely fatal infection responsible for the deaths of 200 to 300 Filipinos yearly. – HENRY JAMES G. ROCA/CIO , Photos by Michael Espina/CVO