After dog bite cases, CAHO B’pora constitutes team to access situation

Group visits Ajas, meets victims

Srinagar: After recent rise in the cases of dog bites in Ajas, a team of Veterinary Assistant Surgeons and Paravet staff was constituted by CAHO, Bandipora to access the situation.

The team visited the areas and interacted with victims. The team found that majority of the incidents of dog bites occur in a very limited area and the dogs involved in these incidents were few despite a large number of victims.

It was also found from the details provided by the victims that the dogs may be rabid. However, the team couldn’t find any dog that showed signs of being rabid.

The incidents of dog bites were more than 10 days apart indicating the bunch of animals being involved.

It is recommended that Wildlife department in consultation with Municipality Committee may catch the susceptible rabid dogs and held them for observation for the period of 10 days to diagnose the rabies.

Moreover, longterm solution lies in sterilisation of the dogs to control their population.

It was also observed that the incidents occurred near the garbage piles, which attract the dogs from a nearby wild areas.

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