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Dog meat seller dies from rabies after dog bite in southern Vietnam

Dog meat seller dies from rabies after dog bite in southern Vietnam

Thursday, February 15, 2024, 11:52 GMT+7

A dog meat restaurant owner in Thoi Binh District, Ca Mau Province, southern Vietnam succumbed to rabies after getting a dog bite five months ago, the provincial Center for Disease Control announced on Wednesday.

H., a 57-year-old dog meat restaurant owner in Tan Phu Commune, Thoi Binh District, did not seek rabies vaccination despite being bitten by a rabid dog.

On February 8, he started to feel fatigued, developed a fever, experienced tremors, and attempted self-medication without any relief.

His condition worsened by February 10, prompting his family to take him to Ca Mau General Hospital, where he was diagnosed with rabies. 

Following treatment until February 11, his family sought a transfer to the Ho Chi Minh City Hospital for Tropical Diseases, where doctors reaffirmed the diagnosis of rabies for the man. 

After understanding his incurable condition, the family opted to bring H. home, where he passed away on February 12. 

Epidemiological investigation revealed that H. had been selling dog meat for around 20 years and was bitten by a dog he purchased from a street vendor five months prior.

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Bao Anh - Thanh Huyen / Tuoi Tre News


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