AUTHOR: Monyping Marial | PUBLISHED: September 26, 2023
Dogs in Yirol town | Credit | Courtesy
Police authorities in Lakes State have reported that three people have died of rabies in Yirol West County after a stray dog bit them Pane Kaar village nearly two weeks ago.
At least five people were bitten by the stray dog that day. They were rushed to a hospital in Yirol town, where doctors could not help them due to lack of vaccine.
This result in their death this week. The last of the three deceased died on Monday Evening.
Police identified two of the deceased as Machiek Bech,36; Adigo Jongkuch 31.
“In the recent months, a hyena was killed in Tiaptiap village in Cueibet. And when birds fed on it, 58 birds died. Now we suspect that animals around, including the dogs, are infected,” said Elijah Mabor, police spokesperson in Lakes State.
“We caution the people to refrain from eating any animal that received a bite from the dog until we find out what happened to dogs and the hyena.”
There have been increased reported cases of dog bite in the other parts of the country, including Warrap and Northern Bahr el Ghazal states.
This month, authorities in Awerial County reported 29 cases of dog bit with one death.