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GenSan Councilor Rivera seeks intensified anti-rabies info drive

General Santos City Councilor Jane Rivera urged the City Veterinary Office (CVO) to boost its information campaign to raise the awareness of the public on rabies management and treatment.

Rivera is also advocating for everyone to be part of the awareness campaign, citing the importance of prevention as the key to eliminating rabies disease.

As a reminder, the politiko also encouraged individuals to practice responsible pet ownership by having their pets vaccinated, keeping them safe whether inside or outside the house and reporting stray animals to local government authorities.

According to the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development, rabies is regarded as a significant public health problem in the country as it is one of the most acutely fatal infections and is responsible for the death of 200-300 Filipinos annually.

The Philippines is one of the top 10 countries in the world with rabies problems, according to PCHRD.

The month of March every year is declared as Rabies Awareness Month.

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