Donkey turns wild in Aweil bites three people

Donkey at the swam area in South Sudan.

Nyamlel Primary Health Care center has admitted three people after the donkey bites them. The incident happened in the Akuong-Ngam area in Aweil West County this week.

In South Sudan, donkeys help the inhabitants for land cultivation, and they transport water as well as commodities. According to the animal health, the well-being of Donkey and their health are often neglected.

Lual Chemist is working with Nyamlel PHCC. He said one victim is in critical condition and transferred to Aweil main hospital for further medication. Lual said the two patients were responding to the treatment.

“We have admitted three people who bitten by donkey at Akuong Ngam village. Yes, one person is referred to Aweil for further treatment because he is in bad condition, and the other two are now fine donkey is confirmed to be having rabies,” Lual said.

Lual is asking the public to take good care of themselves against domestic animals.

The director of veterinary in the ministry of animals resource and Fisheries in Northern Bahr el Ghazal  is Samuel Ajiing.

He says the wild donkey was killed after being confirmed to have rabies. Ajiing added that his office is working to carry out mass rabies vaccination in the area next week.

“Yes, after hearing the information, my office went and assessed. We realized that the donkey has rabies, so the community manages to kill it, and we are going do a big vaccination in the area to stop the disease from spreading,” Ajiing added.

The Animal resources and its partners said have been provided free anti-rabies vaccines for domestic animals in Northern Bahr El Ghazal.

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