Mexicali.- The Ministry of Health of the State of Baja California announced this Friday that the state remains free cases of rabiesDespite the outbreak being detected in the state of Oaxaca.
“Thanks to sustainable efforts to vaccinate dogs against rabies, Baja California is the only state in the country that has gone 56 years without the appearance of human rabies and 40 years without cases of rabies in dogs and cats,” highlights Dependency Poured. Official statement published this Friday.
In the letter, Health Secretary J. Adrian Medina Amarillas urged people to take care of their pets, vaccinate them and take them to the vet periodically for possible prevention. Rabies infection.
He stresses that sustainable preventive actions allow Mexico, and especially Baja California, to be free of rabies, while the disease represents a serious public health problem for other regions of the world.
He recalled that the canine anti-rabies vaccine is a priority prevention measure for the institution, therefore, in 2022, 242,596 doses of the biological were applied throughout the state, of which 57,005 vaccines in Mexicali, 138,299 in Tijuana, 30 thousand 371 in Ensenada Huh. and 16 thousand 921 in Vicente Guerrero.
Medina Amarillas pointed out that it’s fundamental Vaccinate pets to keep state free of rabies, Likewise, he invited citizens to stay away from animals such as bats, raccoons, coyotes and other wild carnivores.
He told that on coming in contact with an animal suspected of this disease or coming in contact with an animal, first of all, the wound or the area exposed to rabies virus should be washed for 15 minutes and immediately go to the nearest health center. To get medical help on time.
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Medina Amarillas highlighted that anti-rabies biologicals are available in health units in Baja California.