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DRC - North Kivu: five people dead from rabies in Kibuha

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  • DRC - North Kivu: five people dead from rabies in Kibuha

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    North Kivu: five people dead from dog rabies in Kibuha

    Posted on Fri, 05/01/2018 - 09:15 | Edited on Fri, 05/01/2018 - 09:15

    At least five people died in six days of the dog rabies epidemic in Kibuha village in Walikale territory in North Kivu. According to the nurse in charge of Kibuha health center, who delivers this provisional assessment Thursday, January 4, a dozen patients is also registered.

    For a week now rabid dogs have been biting the people of Kibuha City. Villages affected by the bites of rabid dogs include:


    Thursday, January 4 morning, three other cases were recorded including a child and two women. They are transferred to Masisi center for proper care, says the same source.

    According to local health officials in Kibuha, it is difficult to understand this phenomenon, because the victims do not delay in presenting the signs of mental disorders, immediately after bitten.

    They plead for emergency support from specialists, but also from drugs.

    The provincial Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Livestock on this subject, has not yet reacted.
    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
    -Nelson Mandela