By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
A dog in Cauayan, Negros Occidental recently tested positive for rabies after the Barangay Camindangan captain was bitten by the said dog on July 13.
According to Provincial Veterinary Office (PVO) head, Dr. Renante Decena, this case marks the fourteenth rabies case in the province this year.
He traced the rabies spread to a local resident of Ilog, who received a dog that tested positive for rabies from a resident of Kabankalan City. The dog in Cauayan, meanwhile, was determined to have originated from Ilog.
Decena added, the barangay captain is currently receiving treatment and is safe.
He said the sixth district, in particular, is under observation, having been deemed a rabies hot spot, with two reported fatalities to the virus this year.
Last month, the PVO reported, based on records between January 1 and May 31, nine local dogs recently tested positive for rabies. Seven of them were from throughout the province, while two were from Bacolod City./WDJ