10 January 2013

Angola: Animal Bites Killed 13 People in Cazenga in 2012

Cazenga — About 13 people died from rabies in Cazenga, Luanda province, following 1,440 animal bites, recorded from January 1 to December 30, 2012, in that area.

The information was revealed to ANGOP by the head of Division of Sanitation and Green Spaces in Cazenga, Carlos de Almeida, stating that in the same period were vaccinated 1,221 animals among dogs, cats and monkeys during the campaign.

He added that the health authority appeal to users of domestic animals in order to keep them chained and vaccinated and take one bite to be vaccinated because the disease is transmitted from the sick animal to the healthy person.

Carlos de Almeida said there are vaccines to deal with cases of bites.

He noted that the anti-rabies campaign occurred in the three communes namely Tala-Hadi, Cazenga and Hoji Ya Henda.

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