CITY OF MALOLOS – The Provincial Government of Bulacan (PGB) through the Provincial Veterinary Office launched an intensive information drive to make the people more aware of rabies virus thus preventing the current cases to increase.
A documentary will be shown in different barangays through Sine Bulakenyo, a program of the PGB through the Provincial Public Affairs Office that aims to further disseminate useful and timely information about the province.
Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado said that with all the technological advances that we have right now, there are more than enough ways to disseminate information and there are no excuse to not being informed.
“Lahat ngayon ng paraan pwede ng magamit para magpalaganap ng impormasyon, sa TV, radyo, diyaryo, social media at kahit sa text. Ang kailangan na lang ay ‘yung kagustuhan ng mga may kaalaman na ipamahagi ito sa mga mamamayan na siyang dapat makaalam gayundin ang pagnanais ng mga pararatingan ng mensahe na maging maalam sa mga nangyayari sa kanilang paligid,” Alvarado explained.
The documentary will feature what rabies is all about, its causes and symptoms, how to prevent it and ways on to become responsible pet owners.
Aside from this, the PVO is conducting a mass vaccination to more than 400 barangays that started last May 26, 2015 as well as lectures to volunteers on how to vaccinate pets.
Dr. Manny Francisco of PVO said that there are steps to responsible pet ownership which includes: making sure that the pet is vaccinated when it is three months old, maintaining the cleanliness of the pet and its shelter and not letting the pet astray that may lead to accidental biting.
According to a data gathered by PVO, the province has 39 death cases because of rabies virus while 93 heads of dogs were positive with the virus in the last three years. Lack of knowledge of the citizens about the rabies virus is one of the reasons behind these cases.