The Department of Animal Health and Livestock Development has urged people to ensure that they have been given certificates of their animals when are vaccinated during this year’s Rabies Vaccination campaign.
Director of Animal Science and Livestock Development in the Ministry of Agriculture Ben Chimera said that failure to obtain certificates for the vaccinated animals make it difficult for one to access treatment when bitten rabies infected animals such as dogs.
According to Chimera rabies treatment is very expensive and needs to be administered by professionally trained health personnel.
According to statistics, every year over 60, 000 people die of rabies across the globe.
“When a person is bitten by a dog, the owner of the dog is asked to provide vaccination certificate for the health personnel to determine treatment for the victim,” said Chimera.