Next Monday (20), owners of dogs and cats in Morada Nova and Residencial Jardim de Eden will have the opportunity to vaccinate their pets against rabies without leaving the house. The Center for Zoonoses Disease Control (CCZ) will start the national rabies vaccination campaign in the city and the procedure will be in a trawl system, meaning that teams will visit house-to-house for healthy animals from 3 months onwards. life.
According to Flavio Ferreira da Silva, CCZ District Coordinator, the expectation is that the municipality will reach the goal of vaccinating 35,000 animals between urban and rural areas, which teams will also visit.
“The forecast we have is 25 days of vaccination here in urban areas, after October 25 we will also in rural areas. Here in the city we will start with Morada Nova nucleus and then São Félix, Nova Marabá, Velha Marabá and Cidade Nova nucleus. We will reveal the calendar day by day. day and people should pay attention,” the vet explains.
For pet owners who have lost traction, the CCZ actually has vaccine shots available at the center all week long, including weekends. The CCZ coordinator emphasizes that rabies vaccination doses are annual, so it is essential to pay attention to the animal’s vaccination card as a way to protect the four-legged friend from disease.
Rabies vaccine is an annual, single dose immunization of the animal. So it is important not to miss the deadlines. He stresses that the best way to prevent rabies is vaccination, just like that, if an animal comes into contact with rabies it will not be affected and will not be a carrier.”
It is worth noting that during the campaign, other appointments such as testing for leishmaniasis will be carried out naturally in the Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone.
Rabies is a zoonotic disease (a disease transmitted from animals to humans and vice versa) transmitted by a deadly virus to both humans and animals. It involves the central nervous system, leading to death after a short development.
Transmission of rabies occurs through biting, scratching, or licking an infected animal. In animals, symptoms tend to be difficulty swallowing, profuse drooling, change in behavior, change in eating habits, and paralysis of the hind legs.
In dogs, the bark becomes different from normal, resembling a “husky howl”, and bats, with a change of habit, can be found during the day, at unusual times and places.
When infected, the characteristic symptoms are: personality shift, insomnia, sleep disturbance, weak dreams; changes in sensitivity, burning, tingling and pain appear at the site of the bite; These changes last from 2 to 4 days. Subsequently, the image of hallucinations accompanied by fever appears. The period of the pathological condition begins, lasting two to three days, with fear of air and water currents of varying intensity. Periodic episodes appear.
It is important to remember that if attacked by a sick and/or unknown animal, the infected person should wash the wound with running water and soap or saline and call the health service immediately.
The CCZ district is located on Avenida 2000, in Novo Horizonte, S/N.
Tel: 94 3324-4411
Text: Lydian Silva With information from the Ministry of Health
Photos: Paolo Sergio
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