Department of Agriculture Livestock and Fisheries on Thursday collaborated with the Department of Health Services held a meeting to tackle suspected cases of rabies in the county.

This meeting was organized as a response to public concern about the rising number of stray dogs in the County.

Chief officer for Agriculture Mr. Elphas Kesio, Veterinary Services Director Dr. Philip Biama and Livestock Director Abraham Kiptanui led the meeting to address this urgent matter.

It was highlighted that rabies is a deadly virus that can be transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected animal.

The Department of Health was urged to collaborate with other relevant agencies to sensitize the residents on the importance of taking necessary precautions when encountering stray dogs.

The team from the Public Health department announced their plan to work together with the Department of Health to conduct sensitization campaigns.

These campaigns will educate the public on what to do if they are bitten by a dog, including seeking immediate medical attention and reporting the incident to the authorities.

During the meeting one of the key actions discussed was the availability of rabies drugs in all health centers.

It was agreed upon that the Department of Health will ensure that these drugs are readily available to provide immediate treatment for individuals who may have been exposed to the virus.

This measure aims to prevent the spread of rabies and protect the health and safety of the community.

The meeting concluded with a commitment from all parties involved to work together to address the issue of stray dogs and suspected rabies cases.

It was also emphasized that the collaboration between departments of health and that of Veterinary services is crucial to effectively tackle this public health concern.