The county Department of Livestock and Veterinary Services announced on Friday night that there was a rabies outbreak in Tachasis village, Kiptagich ward, Kuresoi South. Leonard Bor, the county executive for Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, issued a statement warning the people to be cautious and report any incidences of the disease and any stray dog bites right away for action.
“Around four people—three men and a woman—have received medical attention after being bitten by stray, rabid dogs. We are now concerned about the sickness spreading, said Julius Kemboi of Tachasis village.
In Kuresoi South, there is now a large immunization campaign. County officials have additionally advised locals not to eat uninspected meat.
Rabies is caused by a virus that is almost always spread to humans through rabid animal bites and scratches. Rabies is fatal if not treated promptly to prevent the development of a clinical disease. Owners of dogs should adhere to standard immunization schedules to safeguard their canines from infections. Rabies, worms, bordetella, Lyme disease, parvovirus, leptospirosis, and distemper can all be avoided by immunization.
The World Health Organization estimates that 2,000 people in Kenya pass away from rabies each year. Communities in isolated rural locations and children under the age of 15 are most at risk. Usually through a bite, the disease is spread through the saliva of infected creatures.