The Ministry of Health has ended this year's rabies vaccination campaign for dogs and cats in Alagoas. The information was TNH1 from the Communications Department of the State Health Service (Sesau).
Sesau also said that a new campaign should be conducted in the country only in the first quarter of next year, as the ministry itself had suspended a new batch of vaccines from the Ministry of Health responsible for the acquisition and distribution of the vaccine to countries.
According to the Secretariat, there are about 20,000 doses of the vaccine in the stock, but more than 350,000 doses of the product are needed for the vaccination campaign. However, as the last case of the disease in domestic animals in Alagoas was registered more than 11 years ago, Sesau states that there is no animal health risk.
Study in Alagoas
Last Tuesday, Agreste Emergency Hospital in Arapiraka published a report stating that between 1 January and 15 July more than 505 people were seen in this hospital after dog and cat attacks. Despite the number, the document shows a decrease compared to the same period of the previous year, where 619 people were attacked. The document also shows that 40% of patients are between 20 and 49 years of age.
The study also indicates the number of children infected with dogs and cats. Among those under the age of one year are six reports and another 98 for children aged 1 to 4 years.