The Environmental Health Director of Sekondi -Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly, Mr Abdul Karim Hudu has advised the general public to be wary about the high rise of rabbis among dogs in the metropolis.
According to him, the disease is nontreated, which calls for caution when persons are dealing with dogs in their area.
He alerted that people who encounter with a rabid dog must not relax thinking its anything. He warned that it takes a week for the virus to penetrate into one’s system which weaken defenses and finally kills infected people.
“The disease is on the high rise so people should be careful when dealing with dogs in their vicinity,” he told.
Healthline explains that rabies is caused by a virus that affects the central nervous system, particularly causing inflammation in the brain. Domestic dogs, cats, and rabbits, and wild animals, such as skunks, raccoons, and bats, are able to transfer the virus to humans via bites and scratches.
Mr Hudu in his speech advised the public to report to the Environmental Health Department of the Assembly any recalcitrant dog owner who refuses to take his dog to the veterinary for anti-rabbis drugs administered on them.
“The Assembly will give the person some days to that but if the person still insists, then he will be dragged to court to do what is expected of them at a fee,” he added.
Finally, he appealed to the general public on the need to educate themselves on the deadly disease and fight since the key to fighting the virus is a quick response.