Issue of August 4, 2019
Other Links:
Benguet town declares state of emergency due to rabies cases
by Ofelia C. Empian

The municipality of Sablan, Benguet has declared the town under state of emergency due to the three cases of people bitten by rabid dogs and 43 others exposed to the virus.

Vice Mayor Arthur Baldo said the municipal government has earlier called for a meeting with its agriculture and health personnel, sangguniang bayan members, and the punong barangay of Poblacion, where the incident happened, to come up with strategies and policies to prevent the further spread of the rabies virus. 

Baldo said there is a need for the declaration so the local government could avail of the municipal risk and disaster reduction fund, particularly the quick response fund, to purchase of rabies vaccine and other necessities.

He added that three dogs in Poblacions were captured and found to be positive with rabies virus.

He said the first dog bit three individuals, the second bit two individuals, while one dog was observed to have signs of the rabies virus.

Baldo said the rabies virus may have spread from the victims to those who assisted them and those who transported the dogs for examination.

Provincial Veterinarian Miriam Tiongan said 43 individuals were found exposed to the rabies virus. 

“They were given post-exposure prophylaxis (human vaccines) and they are doing good now because it was prevented early on,” Tiongan said. 

Tiongan said that the rabies virus is spread through direct contact, such as through broken skin or mucous membranes in the eyes, nose, or mouth with saliva or brain/nervous system tissue from an infected animal. She said the virus is not airborne.

The town council passed a resolution for the declaration of the state of emergency. 

Rabies vaccines for dogs and cats, protective gadgets and gloves for vaccinators, and dog collars and leash were purchased.

A mass vaccination in Poblacion was also conducted.

Baldo said a total of 1,700 animals were already vaccinated.

The vice mayor also appealed to the public not to create mass hysteria as efforts are being done to contain the virus.

Your Ad Here

‘Golden Sandok’ to be given to cleanest food establishment

Top nutrition workers feted

City requests PCSO for two ambulances

Red Cross urges LGUs to conduct bloodletting

P5.1M allotted as medical aid for BGHMC indigent clients

Philippine National Police – Police Regional Office – CAR
R.A Gapuz Review Center

Baguio Central University
Baguio Country Club
Benguet Electric Cooperative Inc.
Congressman Mark Go
Data Center of the Philippines of Baguio City, Inc.
Department of Health – CAR
Kings’ College of the Philippines
Mayor Benjamin B. Magalong
Pines City Colleges
Sangguniang Panlungsod
SM City Baguio
Social Security System
Veterans Bank

Albergo Hotel and Residences
Baguio Center Mall
Baguio Water District
C & Triple A Supermart
Congressman Nestor B. Fongwan
Curamed Pharmacy
Department of Agriculture – CAR
Department of Environment and Natural Resources – CAR
Ganza & Solibao Restaurants
GMS Technology
Governor Melchor D. Diclas
John Hay Management Corporation
Mayor Romeo K. Salda
MMS Development Training Center Corporatino
Mother Earth Deli Basket
Philipppine Science High School
Regional Development Council – CAR
Home | About Us | Editorial Policy | Contact Us  
News | Opinion | Snapshots | Week's Mail | Obituaries  
Copyright © 2007-2015. All Rights Reserved.