By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

The Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality in Eastern Cape, South Africa is reporting the death of a five year old from Reeston as a result of rabies following a dog bite.


In addition, two additional cases are being investigated.

The municipality is undertaking a vaccination drive to vaccinate dogs in various parts of the Metro and the government is urging the public to get their pets vaccinated.

This is a joint drive together with the Department of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform (Veterinary Services) in collaboration with the Metro’s Municipal Health Services, Disaster Management and Public Participation.

The Municipality is calling upon residents to take note of a rabies outbreak and the signs in dogs and other domestic animals which includes aggressiveness, biting and drooling.

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