TNR INFO: Rabies Prevention

Vaccination kit

Vaccination kit

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
• Disorientation
• 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

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