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Epidemiological surveillance protocol activated for 3 possible cases in Oaxaca

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The condition of two children is said to be serious. Photo: Getty Images.

in the state of Oaxaca activates epidemiological surveillance protocol for 3 possible cases of human rabies in three children, Two of them were reported as serious, for which he called on the population to avoid touching or being near wild animals, with no sick animal confirmed so far.

Number One Sanitation Jurisdiction According to the “Central Valleys” Report of Oaxaca Health Services (SSO) 3 suspected cases of rabies in humans are in the city of Palo de LimaMunicipality of San Lorenzo Texmalucán.

The condition of two minors is said to be serious.

patients of 8, 7 and 2 years old from the community belonging to Sola de Vega districtwithin the Sierra Sur region, are admitted to the Civil Hospital “Dr. Aurelio Valdivieso from Oaxaca de Juárez”.

“Two of them are said to be critical, and the third patient is currently stable, under medical observation. Laboratory tests were conducted, which were sent to the Epidemiological Diagnostic and Reference Institute (INDRE) for analysis, to confirm or rule out the presence of the virus.

Oaxaca Health Services.

Identification of risk contacts begins

Oaxaca health officials reported that federal personnel from the National Center for Preventive Programs and Disease Control (Cenapress) on rabies and other zoonoses programs, as well as from the State Rabies Program and IMSS Well-Being, They immediately proceeded to conduct surveillance operations in the town. and identification of at-risk contacts.

In this sense, he recommended the population, In case of aggression from domestic or wild animals, go to And report to the medical service to initiate a care protocol that allows to identify the presence of the virus in time.

“Avoid touching or going near wild animals; Keep garbage in well-covered containers, doors, windows and other entrances to homes to prevent access to wildlife. In addition to reviewing vaccination records of companion animals to prevent them from getting sick”.

Oaxaca Health Services.

Possible case of human rabies reported in Nayarit

On 20 November, Investigation started in Nayarit State In a possible case of human rabies, a 29-year-old girl, after being attacked by a cat, died 3 days later with symptoms consistent with the rabies virus.

Nayarit Sarkar told that the domestic cat that attacked A 29-year-old woman from Compostela municipality was not vaccinated against rabies,

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