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Veterinary Association Cautions Residents Over Suspected Rabies

On Wednesday, the Kaduna State Residents Veterinary Doctors Association urged state residents to take precautions over a suspected case of rabies.

Khalifa Aliyu, chairman of the association, made the call in a statement.

Mr. Aliyu said the call became necessary following a suspected case of human rabies in a teenage boy currently hospitalised at the Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital, Kaduna.

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“The patient has shown traits of rabies infection; he was seen biting humans, objects, papers, wood, and tongue thrusting along the street. Investigation revealed that the patient had contact with a rodenticide and later ate his food without washing his hands,” stated the association’s chair.

The chairman said all necessary measures were put in place to contain the further spread of the virus, adding that the patient’s condition is stable.

“We hereby call on the general public to be wary of stray dogs around that axis and report any dog bite to the nearest government clinic or Ministry of Agriculture.”