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Iloilo to get P9.8M rabies vaccines

Create: 03/30/2017 - 16:19

ILOILO – The Bureau of Animal Industry of the Department of Agriculture in Western Visayas will provide the provincial government with 16,344 vials of anti-rabies vaccines worth P9.8-million this week.

Provincial Veterinarian Silvino Teodosio Jr. said the vaccines are enough to immunize 70% of 252,000 (as of 2015) registered dog population in 43 local government units in Iloilo this summer.

The assistance from the national government comes after the completion of the Rabies-Free Visayas Islands Project of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in 2015.

2 Iloilo islands ‘rabies-free’

Create: 10/05/2016 - 11:04

ILOILO – The Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Animal Industry, through its National Rabies Prevention and Control Committee (NRPCC), has declared two islands in this province as rabies-free zones.

The declaration of Pan de Azucar and Botlog Islands in Concepcion was made possible after no cases of rabies surfaced in the island for the past five years, explained Provincial Health Officer Dr. Patricia Grace Trabado.