Dog bite cases increase in 2016 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 16 March 2017 11:23

The number of dog bite cases have increased in the year 2016 compared to the previous year.

Based on City Health Office records, there were 6,073 dog bite cases in 2016 compared to 5,952 in 2015.

City Health Officer Rodel Agbulos said that he expects the number of dog bite cases to increase during the summer months this year.

“Manada dog bite cases usually summer.  Tan attribute kita conel dog bite incident na maga bata cay nohay klase y talli sila na camino all the time,” said Agbulos.

Agbulos advised dog bite victims to immediately wash the wound and seek consultation at the health centers for referral to the CHO.

Anti-rabies vaccination cost P300 at the CHO compared to P1,500 at private hospitals.

Agbulos also assured residents that there is sufficient supply of medicines for animal bite victims.  (RGAAGo)