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Hospitals asked to refer animal bite cases to veterinary services

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The Veterinary Services Department in Tarkwa has asked health institutions in the Tarkwa Nsueam Municipality, to refer cases of animal bite, scratches and laceration to the Veterinary Clinic for proper investigation and treatment.

Dr. Simon Gbene, Municipal Veterinary Officer of Tarkwa Nsueam, made the call at a media briefing in Tarkwa on Monday.

He explained that the appeal had become necessary following a dog bite case that was recently reported to a clinic in Tarkwa and the victim, a boy, was treated of ordinary injury and  died later.

Mr. Gbene said when the veterinary department  conducted investigation into the case, it was revealed that the boy died of rabies.

He cautioned that all those who came into contact with boy before he died had been infected by rabies, and they should attend  the  veterinary clinic for treatment.

Source: GNA

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