Steps ought to be taken to forestall the transmission of rabies from canines to people as there’s a scarcity of anti-rabies vaccines for canines, stated a spokesman for the Public Well being Veterinary Companies Division of the Well being Ministry.
Public Well being Veterinary Companies Director Dr. A.D. Kithsiri has known as upon the general public to get their canines vaccinated towards rabies quickly.
He stated that between 25-30 individuals die of rabies yearly and this has been confirmed in 58 p.c of heads examined.
“The canine is the principle transmitter of rabies in Sri Lanka. 13 individuals had died of rabies through the previous 5 months within the nation,” he stated.