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The Philippines Department of Health (DOH) reported 157 rabies cases for the first six months of the year, a slight decrease compared to 2021 during the same period.

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The DOH noted that the number, recorded from January 1 to June 25, 2022, is five percent lower compared to the 167 cases during the same period last year.

Most of the rabies cases were reported from Central Luzon with 25 or 16 percent; Calabarzon, 21 or 13 percent; Western Visayas, 17 or 11 percent; and Davao Region, 16 or 10 percent.

Citing National Rabies Data as of June 25, the DOH noted that majority, 119 cases or 76 percent of the cases, were not vaccinated with rabies immunoglobulin or rabies vaccine.

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