Vaccine Drive For Pet Dogs In Kochi From Today

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Pet dogs in Kochi to get rabies vaccine drive from today. The aim is to vaccinate all pet dogs against rabies by the end of this month. Vaccination camps will be operational from today till the 20th of next month.

The animal husbandry department has identified 14 hotspots in Ernakulam district. The list of hotspots is based on health centres ranging from primary health centres to medical colleges where dog bites have been treated in each district in the last seven months. Thrissur Medical College, which reported 4841 cases, and Kurukkammoola in Wayanad, which reported only one case, are in the list of hotspots.

According to the list provided by the health department, pathanamthitta has the highest number of 64 of the 507 hotspots. There are 58 hotspots in Thrissur, 53 in Ernakulam and 39 in Alappuzha. There are 32 hotspots each in Wayanad and Palakkad districts and 31 each in Idukki and Thuruvanthapuram districts. 30 hotspots were identified in Kozhikode district and 29 each in Malappuram, Kollam and Kasargod districts. Kottayam and Kannur districts with 25 hotspots each are behind.

 

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