Stray dogs threaten lives in Ibb
According to a medical report by the Health Office in Ibb, the districts of Al-Makhdir, Al-Odain and Hubaish ranked first with regard to the disease spread.
The source indicated that the increase of such cases will result in the spread of stray dogs in villages, asserting that many of the dogs are hydrophobia-afflicted. Consequently, the situation will lead to the infection of other animals such as cats, donkeys and goats that are subject to stray dog bites.
More than 60 people arrived on Sunday, May 20, at the Health Office suffering from rabies.
Most of them were children. The Health Office was not able to accommodate them.
Informed medical sources said that the Health Office in Ibb lacks medical vaccinations to control the disease. Some people have had to turn to the black market for these vaccinations, where they’re very expensive .
Another source in the local council of the governorate said that the Public Works Office did not take action to combat the disease in spite of being legally responsible.
The office declined to attempt to help the those affected by the disease.
The locals in Ibb expressed their concern regarding the increase of stray dogs and expressed concern for their school children in the city.