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Dominican Republic: 5-year-old boy died after suffering from rabies in humans | World | Latin America



A 5-year-old boy was detained at the Robert Reid Cabral Children's Hospital in Santo Domingo, Spain Dominican Republic, Died this Saturday morning after suffering human anger, told Efe the deputy director of the health center, Clemente Terrero.

The boy, who entered the hospital ten days ago, remained in a coma and yesterday his condition began to deteriorate, showing respiratory, brain, and heart problems, the doctor explained.

With this death, the number of deaths this year in the country has risen to four due to this disease, this being the second minor to die in less than a month.

Terrero requested "strong intervention" from the authorities so that there were no new cases human anger, whose results usually lead to patient death, he said.

The boy was bitten by a dog on November 19 in Pedernales, in the southwest of the Philippines Dominican Republic, and ten days later he underwent an anirrrabic vaccination scheme, receiving four doses, according to a report released at the time by Robert Reid Cabral Hospital.

Last Friday, December 14, another minor, who was 6 years old, died of human rabies at the hospital mentioned earlier, where he arrived right from Pedernales, after being bitten about seven months ago by a dog.

According to the Dominican Health Department, between August and September this year, the dog and cat vaccination day was carried out in the Pedernales, successfully immunizing 4,708 animals from an estimated population of 5,000, with coverage of 94.16%.

Source: EFE


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