A five-year-old boy died Saturday in a Santo Domingo hospital from rabies, the fourth such case of the year in the Dominican Republic, according to a El Comercio report (computer translated).

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The child, who entered the Robert Reid Cabral Children’s Hospital ten days ago, remained in an induced coma and yesterday his condition began to worsen, presenting respiratory, cerebral and cardiac failures, according to a hospital spokesman.

The boy was bitten by a dog on November 19 in Pedernales, in the southwest of the Dominican Republic, and ten days later he was subjected to an antirabies vaccination scheme, receiving four doses.

This death follows a six year old child who died on Dec. 14.

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