23 persons bitten by rabid dog in Karachi

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KARACHI (DNA) – At least 23 persons, including a police sub-inspector, were bitten by a rabid dog in FC Area of Central District of Karachi on late Monday night.The dog-bite patients were shifted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital but the hospital administration asked the patients to bring Anti-Rabies Vaccine with them as the vaccine was not available at the hospital.On the other hand, the residents of FC Area have been restricted to their homes due to fear. Rescue teams along with police and Rangers personnel have launch a search operation in the area to find the rabid dog.

Dog bite cases are on the rise in Karachi as concerned authorities of Sindh government has failed to launch a comprehensive campaign against stray dogs in the city.

It is pertinent to mention here that death toll from rabies disease during 2019 has reached 12. Rabies is a preventable disease transmitted to humans through the bite of infected animals. However, in Pakistan 99 per cent cases are caused by dog bites.