Camagüey, Sep 27.- With various educational and practical actions, towards human and animal health, Camagüey will celebrate World Rabies Day on September 28, date established in tribute to Louis Pasteur, French chemist and bacteriologist, and creator of the rabies vaccine.
Dr. Gloria García González, head of Zoonosis at the Provincial Center of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Microbiology, informed that, as part of the event program, rabies vaccine will be applied in three areas of the city.
The square in front of the Julio Antonio Mella polyclinic, the Casino Campestre and Bembeta Street will be the starting places for tomorrow at 9:00 am.
Camagüey is heavily dependent on agricultura and livestock, thus the raising of cattle is encouraged, which is prone to rabies infection, as well as dogs and cats, which are the most common pets and the main transmitters of the illness; like mongooses, known in Cuba as ferrets.
Every year rabies takes more than 55 thousand lives in the world; it is deadly, but totally preventable by man.
Our country has a unique, accessible, equitable and universal public health system, based on primary care, and in order to avoid cases of human rabies, it applies a very efficient treatment once the patient attends care services and reports having been bitten by an animal. (Pedro Paneque Ruiz / Radio Cadena Agramonte) (Photo: Archive)