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8-year-old girl dies of rabies after being bitten by a bat in Oaxaca

Oaxaca, OX. – Oaxaca Health Services (SSO) reported that an 8 year old girlone of three minors who was bitten by a bat, died This Saturday at the “Aurelio Valdivieso” Civil Hospital in the capital of Oaxaca.

girl, His 7-year-old brother, who died a few days agoand his 2-year-old sister were bitten by a bat on December 1 while they were relaxing in their home located in the Palo de Lima community in San Lorenzo Texmalucán Municipality.

The minor was admitted to the hospital on December 21, where he was evaluated by the Infectious Diseases, Pediatrics and Neurology specialties with a diagnosis of critical condition.

The SSO indicated that a group of multidisciplinary experts was on the lookout for the minor, however, presented his health status Irreparable damage that led to his death.

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Last Tuesday, Gabriel García, general director of epidemiology at the Epidemiological Diagnosis and Reference Institute (INDRE), confirmed that after an autopsy of a brain biopsy sample 7-year-old boy, the result was positive for rabies.

Garcia insisted that once the sampling is done, the result determines the rabies variant B3 of the hematophagous bat, That is, it feeds on the blood of mammals.

“Yes, indeed, the result of this unfortunate bite of these minors is precisely rabies, the B3 variant, which belongs to a species of bat that is hematophagous, which means it eats blood, likes blood.

“This is exactly the diagnosis that was made from the sample obtained from the autopsy of the minor who unfortunately died.”

Health officials reported that anti-rabies vaccines were administered to various animals in the San Lorenzo Texmalucán region, they also reported that The vaccine will also be distributed across the state.

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He also called upon citizens not to discriminate against or criminalize relatives of minors, and tnor stigmatize bats, which are important in the food chain And they are exceptional pollinators.

The only survivor of the bite was a 2-year-old girl, who was discharged on 30 December.

The parents and relatives of the children have given statements and requested respect for what happened.

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