A positive assessment was made by the Health Authority after the completion of large-scale vaccination procedures against rabies in the region.
The aim of the operations was to prevent rabies, which were 100% fatal, with a viral zoonosis characterized by acute encephalomyelitis, even if exceptional cases of recovery were identified. Transmission is contact with a bite or mucous membranes of the animal's saliva or contact with wounds found in the nervous system. Animals transmitting this disease may be bats, dogs, foxes, ie warm-blooded animals.
The balance of the Health Authority of Alejandro García was positive. "These rabies operations carried out with the Health Center and the municipalities of the three provinces of the region could infuse 1,539 animals, which meant that it was a big operation. It is very important that the community can prevent rabies."
In addition, the Health Authority emphasized the importance of the operation and ini we have received 52 bat samples that have been seized by the community sent to the Institute of Public Health where 4 people have been positive so far. Therefore, the importance of keeping the vaccination card up to date with our pets. "
Operations were carried out in 11 communes in the region such as Canela, Coquimbo, La Serena, La Higuera, Punitaqui, Ovalle, Salamanca, Los Vilos, Paihuano, Illapel and Vicuña.