By NewsDesk @bactiman63
Karachi’s National Institute of Child Health confirmed today of an additional rabies fatality in Sindh province. According to a Samaa report, an 11-year-old boy who was bitten by a dog died in Karachi today.
The child was given post-exposure prophylaxis; however, his condition did not improve.
This is the 21st rabies death in Sindh this year.
Rabies is a zoonotic infection (a disease that spreads from animals to humans) that can cause a rare but life-threatening infection of the brain and nervous system in humans. It usually results from a bite, scratch, or lick from an infected animal. The virus is estimated to kill around 59,000 people every year worldwide, most often as a result of a bite from a rabid dog in parts of Africa and Asia.