A 41-year-old man from El Salto, Jalisco died from rabies on April 18, the first such case reported in the state in years.
On April 14, 2022, the Mexican Institute Social Security (IMSS) notified a case of rabies in human in the state: a patient that last January he suffered a bat bite on his right hand; which occurred in the municipality of Chapala.
He did not consult with a doctor until April 9, 2022, when he began feeling pain in the arm where he was bit.
On the 13th of April he was taken to the IMSS National Western Medical Center emergency room, where he was isolated and the anti-rabies vaccination scheme was started. Without presenting improvement, on April 18 the patient died.
A sample was processed at the State Public Health Laboratory of Jalisco (LESP) issuing a positive result for rabies.
The Health authorities of the state of Jalisco immediately proceeded to carry out surveillance and identification of risk contacts; as well as preventive treatment patient contacts.
In Jalisco, the last case of human rabies due to a dog bite occurred in 1995. From 1996 to 2021 there have been only seven cases associated with wild species, the last case was in 2009, by a bovine.
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