Another rabies death leaves folk of Dolakha village frettingA 19-year-old woman from Lamabagar VDC-7 in Dolakha district died of rabies on Sunday.
A 19-year-old woman from Lamabagar VDC-7 in Dolakha district died of rabies on Sunday.
According to Kedar Tamang, a local of Lamabagar, his neighbour Sharada Tamang died on her way back from Kathandu as treatment was not possible in Shukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital. She was taken to the Capital for treatment on Saturday. Kedar said the victim was bitten by her pet dog about three months ago.
More than 50 people from Orang VDC arrived in Charikot, seeking treatment for rabies after two villagers—Yuvaraj Thakuri and Sip Bahadur Tamang— died after suffering from telling symptoms of rabies. One of the victims died on Saturday while the other passed away a month ago, the villagers said.
The villagers from Orang, Lamabagar, Laduk and Bulung have continued visiting the district headquarters on Monday as well, fearing the disease. The pet dogs in the area started biting human beings and animals for the past three months.
The villagers did not take the dog-bite seriously until the victim’s death. Among the villagers who have come to Charikot for treatment include those who had been in contact with the deceased.
According to the villagers, two persons who were bitten by dogs in Thadi in Lamabagar have fallen ill now. They complained that they could not get treatment at local health institutions.
One Bimali Tamang of Laduk said she came to Charikot for treatment after her buffalo that was bitten by a dog died recently. Some domesticated animals also died in the village, she added.
Meanwhile, the District Health Office said a medical team had been dispatched in the affected area with rabies vaccines