Delta Government begins free rabies vaccination in Warri South

Delta State Government through the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, on


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Delta Government begins free rabies vaccination in Warri South
Dame (Mrs.) Minnie Igbrude Ph.D (middle) vaccinating one of the dogs, while Dr. Uguru Hyacinth (left) assists


Delta State Government through the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, on Friday February 19, commenced a free rabies vaccination campaign programme in Warri South Local Government Area.

 

The campaign flag off, which held at the Warri South Council Main Secretariat in Warri, was attended by some individuals who came to vaccinate their dogs.

 

The Area Veterinary Officer for Warri South and Warri South - West Local Government Areas, Dr. Uguru Oroghene Hyacinth in his address, stated that human health is confronted with a lot of challenges, mainly due to infectious and non - infectious diseases, some of which are zoonotic in nature.

 

While describing rabies as a silent but vicious disease of dogs, cats, ferrets and carnivorous bats among others, Dr. Uguru, cautioned that a bite or wound contact with a rabid dog's saliva, is enough to contract rabies, which could lead to death.

 

According to him, prevention of rabies in humans can be achieved basically by eliminating rabies in dogs and other reservoirs.

 

In her opening remarks, Warri South Council Director of Personnel Management, Dr. (Mrs.) Minnie Igbrude, admonished people of Warri South Local Government Area, particularly those with dogs, cats , ferrets and carnivorous bats to take advantage of the programme to vaccinate the aforementioned pets.

 

From left: Mr. Geoffrey Anamali, Mr. Ugborugbo Moses, Dr. Minnie Igbrude, Dr. Uguru & others

 

Highpoint of the event was the free rabies vaccination of some dogs by Warri South Local Government Boss, Dr. (Mrs.) Minnie Igbrude, Treasurer to Warri South Local Government Council, Mr. Ugborugbo Moses and Dr. Mosinimi Mosimabale.



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