An exposed population of 60 animals is registered in the affected farm. Four cattle were killed.
The National Service of Animal Health (Senasa), of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG) of Csota Rica He attended the first case of bovine paralytic rabies of this 2019. This one was presented in a farm located in the district of San Pedro of the canton of Perez Zeledon, specifically in the hamlet Santa Teresa, where four bovines died because of this disease.
As part of the preventive measures, Epidemiological research was carried out on the farm where the outbreak was presented and on the neighboring farms For the search of new animals affected, vaccination was carried out of the susceptible population that is in total of 60 animals.
Also Communication is maintained with the owner of the farm and other neighboring properties to maintain monitoring; In addition, in order to protect the health of the residents, Senasa established sanitary measures in coordination with the Ministry of Health.
Rabies is a viral disease Affecting the central nervous system of warm-blooded animals, Including humans. It causes discoordination, difficulty walking, salivation, paralysis of the legs that prevents getting up, neck torsion and, finally, death.
The specialists They recommend avoiding contact with sick animals with nervous symptoms, Bury the carcasses of animals, keep their animals vaccinated and not approach or manipulate wild animals because they are a risk of transmission.
Also, in case of being bitten by a wild animal, It is recommended to wash the wound with plenty of soap and water, And immediately go to a health center to receive the appropriate care.