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The Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance (MISPAS) announced that it has stocks to immunize one million dogs and cats against rabies. Dr. José Luis Cruz, technical director of the Center for Prevention and Control of Vector Transmitted Diseases and Zoonosis (Cecovez), said a nationwide vaccination operation will get started on Friday, 25 November 2022 on occasion of National Vaccination Day Against Rabies.
“The most effective measure to avoid cyclical outbreaks of this disease is the massive anti-rabies vaccination of our pets, which in the Dominican Republic are dogs and cats,” he explained.
He indicated that rabies is a zoonotic, viral disease that affects animals, mainly dogs and cats, and sometimes people. In the Dominican Republic, the last case of human rabies was registered in 2019 and the objective is to keep the incidence of this disease at...