Six-year-old diagnosed with rabies infection in Margao

 

A six-year-old girl from Margao was diagnosed with rabies infection on Sunday at the Hospicio Hospital, Margao, and is now undergoing treatment in an isolation ward. Confirming this, the officiating medical superintendent of the hospital, P D Nasnodkar, said that though he was not aware about the entire facts of the case, it appears that that the patient had not taken the anti-rabies vaccine following a dog-bite. The incident has caused a sense of alarm among the residents over the steep increase in the rise of the stray dog population in the city. [TOI]