Sunday Nov 10, 2019
KARACHI: An 18-year-old boy died on Sunday due to a dog bite.
According to the Jinnah Post Graduate Medical Center (JPMC), Zakir Khan was a resident of Nooriabad who died after a dog bit him.
Seemi Jamali, the JPMC's head, said that Zakir had not been vaccinated with an anti-rabies vaccine. He was admitted to the hospital on November 9.
"The total number of people who have died from dog bites in Sindh this year have risen to 21," she said.
In September, a 10-year-old boy died from rabies after he was bitten by a dog. Mir Hasan was first taken to a hospital in Shikarpur, however, he was not given the treatment because there was no vaccine available there.
Hasan's parents said, they later rushed him to Larkana's Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Hospital, but, it had also run out of the required vaccine, resulting in the boy's succumbing to the disease.
A Rabies Encephalitis is a dog-borne viral illness caused mostly by the biting of stray dogs, and if ARV is not administered to the affected person along with immunoglobulin, the patient suffers a miserable death due to hydrophobia and other complications of the disease.