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.

A canine suspected of being rabid that had been exhibiting signs of restlessness, and overall uncharacteristic aggressive behavior, which are two symptoms of rabies.

The child was given post-exposure prophylaxis; however,  his condition did not improve.

This is the 21st rabies death in Sindh this year.

Rabies: Every 10 minutes, someone in the US is treated for possible exposure

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.