By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
Health officials in Sindh province are reporting an additional human rabies death in a 45-year-old man from Karachi.
The victim was admitted to Karachi’s Jinnah hospital presenting with symptoms of irritability, difficulty swallowing and hydrophobia.
According to reports from local media, the man was bitten by a rabid dog while trying to protect his daughter. He traveled to several hospitals seeking rabies post exposure prophylaxis but none was to be found.
This brings the human death toll to rabies in Sindh to 20 this year.
Rabies is an acute viral infection that is transmitted to humans or other mammals usually through the saliva from a bite of an infected animal. It is also rarely contracted through breaks in the skin or contact with mucous membranes.