Another person has died from rabies in Kalasin province, bringing the death toll to 11 since the outbreak began in January this year. Dr Suwanchai Watanayingcharoensuk, director-general of the Department of Disease Control, said the latest patient died from rabies was a 42-year-old man. Prior to admittance to Kakasin provincial hospital, he was bitten by stray dog 6-8 months ago. The patient had no record of rabies vaccination, and never had his bite wound cleaned, he said. His death raised the death toll from rabies to 11 since the outbreak began in January this year and spread to 11 provinces. He said that most rabies victims died from bites and scratches by dogs and they didn’t go to see doctors as they thought the wounds or scratches were minor and not serious. He advised that even the bite or the scratch was minor, they should go to see doctors and...
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