City Vet raises awareness on Rabies

City Vet raises awareness on Rabies

City Vet raises awareness on Rabies

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CITY Veterinarian Eunice Alcantara (7th from left) poses with staff of the City Veterinary Office (CVO) that conducted the Mass Anti-Rabies Vaccination activity in Barangay San Jose, Tacloban City. (Photo by Michael Espina/CVO)

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

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