Rabies is a viral disease that is nearly always fatal. Infected dogs cause more than 99% of rabies cases in humans. In Kenya approximately 2000 humans die from the disease annually, 40% of these are children under 15.
Main symptoms of rabies in dogs:
• Constant licking of bite site
• Jaw is dropped
• Inability to swallow, hydrophobia
• Change in tone of bark
• Seizures, paralysis
• Excessive foam at the mouth.
Rabies is a disease that is 100% preventable through vaccination. The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock & Fisheries together with the World Health Organization, have started a program to eliminate the disease through:
1. Mass dog vaccinations
2. Educating the public
For more information, see our flyer at the following link: TNR Rabies Prevention Flyer