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Seven-year-old boy with symptoms of rabies dies in Oaxaca

Secretary of Health and Health Services (SSO) of Oaxaca COriginally the municipality of San Lorenzo Texmalucán confirmed the death of a seven-year-old boy from the city of Palo de Lima, who was admitted to the “Doctor Aurelio Valdivieso” General Hospital with symptoms. Rabia After being bitten by a bat on 2 December.

Through a statement, the SSO informs that on the afternoon of this Wednesday, December 28, one of the three minors allegedly infected with rabies died in Oaxaca. “Unfortunately, and despite the best efforts of health experts, the minor lost his life that day at 5:06 pm.”

According to reports, on December 2, three minors were bitten by bats and taken to a local clinic in San Lorenzo Texmalucán; However, there were no doctors available. He was later taken to another hospital where he was not reported to have been bitten, until he was transferred three weeks later to the Civil Hospital “Dr. Aurelio Valdivieso.

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On the other hand, the dependency indicated that no change in the state of health of the eight-year-old girl had been recorded in the last 24 hours and she was under pseudoanalgesia and mechanical ventilation. Similarly, he said that the treatment of the minor would continue; However, his health condition is said to be critical.

The SSO also clarified that the Epidemiological Diagnostic and Reference Institute (InDRE) has not yet provided the laboratory results of patients suspected of rabies.

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This September 27, Hugo López-Gatell, undersecretary for prevention and health promotion, reported that in addition to three possible cases of rabies in Oaxaca, another case was reported in Nayarit due to a cat bite. However, he denied that these cases represent a health alert.

Continue reading: Possible cases of rabies in Oaxaca and Nayarit don’t warrant a health warning

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