tw fb
News  Facility listings  Need more info?  About Us  Contact Us
Other headlines

Asante-Akim South launches anti-rabies campaign | 06th September, 2017

Officers of the Veterinary Department of the Food and Agriculture Ministry, have embarked on a six-week massive exercise to vaccinate pets in the Asante-Akim South District against rabies.
It is part of measures to prevent any outbreak of the viral disease that spreads through the bite of a rabid animal.
Mr. Bobie Amofa, the District Veterinary Officer, said dogs, cats and monkeys in the various communities would be given shots of the rabies vaccine during the period.
He described the move as a right step since the cost of treating the disease was far more expensive.
The disease, he pointed out, could be deadly if not detected and treated early and that was why they needed to be proactive.
Mr. Amofa encouraged pet owners to make sure that their animals were vaccinated and said that was in their own interest.
He indicated that the owners were equally at risk like anybody if bitten by their rabid pets.
He asked that people bitten by a dog, cat or monkey immediately reported to a health facility for treatment.
Such pets must, however, not be killed but handed over to the veterinary department to ascertain whether they were infected or not, he added.

Alphabetical list | Facility Type | Ownership | Specialist fields | Services | Health insurance | NHIS accredited
Advertise with us | List your facility here | Own a website today | Send us a mail | About us
Terms & Conditions       Privacy © Copyright 2012. All rights reserved. ghanahospitals