By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
Officials at the Indus Hospital in Karachi, Pakistan announced another human rabies fatality today in a 60-year-old man who was bitten by a stray dog and didn’t seek out rabies post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP).
The man was bit in the Korangi district of Karachi about 45 days ago and died Thursday.
“A 60-year-old male patient, Abdul Hameed, was brought to the Indus Hospital last night with full-blown rabies having hydrophobia and aerophobia. Bitten on the leg about one-and-a-half months back in Korangi, he didn’t visit any hospital and just applied home remedies. He developed symptoms three days back and died early Thursday morning,” an official of the hospital told The News.
This is the fifth rabies death reported this year at the Indus Hospital.
Fourteen persons have so far died due to rabies encephalitis at three Karachi hospitals — Indus Hospital, Civil Hospital Karachi, and the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC)– since the beginning of the year.