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28/04/2021 - 11:06

Long An launches ‘Program on vaccinating against rabies in community’

On April 26, the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) of Long An province coordinated with Ho Chi Minh City University of Agriculture and Forestry to hold a launching ceremony "Program on vaccinating against rabies in the community" in Duc Hue district.

Deputy Director of the DARD of Long An - Dinh Thi Phuong Khanh speaks at the launching ceremony

Deputy Director of the DARD of Long An - Dinh Thi Phuong Khanh speaks at the launching ceremony

Rabies is a disease caused by the rabies virus, easily transmitted from animals to humans through bites, licks, scratches and is potentially fatal in humans and animals when infected.

Over the past years, the provincial DARD has implemented many vaccinations, organized many training courses on rabies prevention and control and advised the Provincial People's Committee many documents and directives on strengthening vaccination in localities, however, the rate of rabies vaccination in localities is still very low (below 50 percent). From 2019 to now, rabies has killed 7 people, the cause is that people's awareness about rabies is not high, they do not pay attention to vaccination against rabies and do not get vaccinated when they are bitten by animals.

The launching ceremony takes place in Duc Hue district of Long An province

 The launching ceremony takes place in Duc Hue district of Long An province

It is known that through the Ho Chi Minh City University of Agriculture and Forestry, Boehringer Ingelheim Vietnam Company has supported the province with 6,000 doses of rabies vaccine to implement the "Program on vaccinating against rabies in the community" this time. The program is expected to take place in about 10 days in Duc Hue district by the Department of Animal Husbandry and Animal Health in Duc Hue district and students from Nong Lam University to do the vaccination.

At the launching ceremony, delegates were introduced to the subject of animal rabies; information on human rabies epidemic; rabies epidemic and vaccination in the locality.

The parade calls for all to join hands in combating rabies

The parade calls for all to join hands in combating rabies

Deputy Director of the DARD of Long An - Dinh Thi Phuong Khanh said that in 2021, the DARD of the province is determined to coordinate with localities to reduce the number of human deaths because rabies through the implementation of the goal of vaccinating over 90,000 doses of rabies vaccine for dogs and cats in the province. At the same time, she asked the Duc Hue District People's Committee to direct relevant specialized departments and committees and the People's Committee of communes to coordinate closely with veterinary forces and students in vaccination.

In addition, she also requested the Provincial Department of Livestock, Animal Health and Fisheries; The Division of Animal Husbandry and Animal Health in Duc Hue district monitors and provides professional support to students and promptly reports difficulties and problems so that the Department coordinates with the People's Committee of Duc Hue district to remove and ensure the program takes place properly best performance and timing.

After the launching ceremony, the organizers of the program organized parades on the main roads of the center of Duc Hue district to urge everyone to join hands to repel rabies./.

By Bui Tung – Translated by Duc Tam

Source: https://baolongan.vn/long-an-phat-dong-chuong-trinh-tiem-phong-dai-vi-cong-dong-a113396.html

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