Health Ministry urges prevention as rabies deaths increase

March 14, 2024

HCM CITY — The Ministry of Health has issued a warning to the public regarding the rising number of deaths from rabies in the country. The ministry said it was vital to raise public awareness regarding rabies prevention and treatment, as this often leads to delayed medical care and self-treatment with unproven methods. Preventive measures recommended by the ministry include vaccinating pets, keeping them leashed or indoors, and avoiding interactions that may provoke them. The public should exercise caution around animals, particularly stray dogs and cats, as they may be carriers of the rabies virus, it added. Pet owners were urged to ensure their animals are up to date on rabies vaccinations, according to the ministry.

The source of this news is from Vietnam News

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