Rabid Dog Bites 14 Individuals in Pampanga, Animal Tests Positive for Rabies

Rabid Dog Bites 14 Individuals in Pampanga

In a distressing incident in San Fernando, Pampanga, 14 individuals, predominantly children, fell victim to a rabid dog attack.

Local authorities later confirmed that the dog responsible for the attacks had tested positive for rabies. The severity of the situation was underscored by the fact that rabies is a lethal disease with a 100% mortality rate if left untreated.

Dog owners need to comply with the Anti-Rabies Act of 2007, which mandates vaccination for all pets. Additionally, owners are responsible for covering the medical expenses of bite victims.

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A 40-year-old lady victim who preferred to remain anonymous shared her harrowing experience. Recounting the incident, she mentioned that she was taking a break in a store when she suddenly found herself under attack by a Belgian Malinois.

The dog bit her on the face before fleeing the scene. Distressed and in pain, she immediately sought help and was promptly rushed to the hospital. Unfortunately, she has yet to regain the entire movement on the left side of her face.

“Sumigaw po ako sa labas kung kaninong aso ‘yun, wala naman pong sumasagot, tapos dinala na ako sa hospital,” the victim said.

The alarming situation escalated further as it became apparent that the attack was not isolated. Reports indicated that an additional 13 individuals, mostly children, were also bitten by the same rabid dog.

Dr. Ryan Paul Manlapaz from the CSFP Agriculture and Veterinary Office shed light on the dangers of rabies. The virus targets the central nervous system, severely affecting the brain.

Once the infection sets in, the mortality rate stands at a staggering 100% unless the individual receives timely medical attention. The seriousness of the situation cannot be overstated, highlighting the urgency for immediate action.

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