And calf possibly infected with rabies was stolen by rustlers who worked and they distributed their meat in shops. It happened in the Municipality of Comandante Andresito, Misiones. Now an entire town is on alert and the local authorities ask the population to do not consume meat of unknown origin.
The episode happened on Saturday, June 4, at Paraje la Selva, where the men slaughtered the sick animal. It is estimated that some 100 kilos of meatdangerous for human consumption, were distributed in different butcher shops in the town.
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Víctor Chamula, the president of the Andresito Livestock Association (AGA), reported that three criminals infiltrated the corral where he was isolated the animal under medical treatment.
Faced with this emergency situation, the municipality issued a statement warning the residents of the theft of the infected calf and asked that Avoid consuming meat of unknown origin.
In this way, it seeks to prevent food poisoning that can cause a lot of damage, and in extreme cases the death.
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“Human lives are at risk.. The problem is that today there are around 100 kilos of meat that it is not known in which butcher shop, market or freezer they are. Because of the rustlers, our population consumes meat without any type of control,” Chamula told local media.
One of the criminals was captured and stated that They paid him 15,000 pesos to help fish. In addition, he added that he does not know where the meat was distributed. The other two involved in the crime they remain fugitives.
The danger of rabies
rage is a infectious viral diseasewhat ends up being mortal In most of the cases once clinical symptoms have appeared. The disease affects both domestic and wild animals and it is spread to people usually by saliva through bites or scratches, according to the pharmaceutical group Sanofi.
In America, bats are the main source of infection in fatal cases of rabies, since transmission to humans through the bite of rabid dogs has been almost completely interrupted.
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Transmission to humans may also occur through direct contact with mucous membranes or fresh skin wounds with infectious material, usually saliva. Person-to-person transmission from bites is theoretically possible, but has never been confirmed.
The incubation period of rabies is usually 1 to 3 months, but it can range from a week to a year, depending on factors such as the location of the inoculation point and the viral load.
The first manifestations are fever accompanied by pain or paresthesias at the site of the wound. Paresthesia is an unusual or unexplained tingling, prickling or burning sensation. As the virus spreads through the central nervous system, a Progressive inflammation of the brain and spinal cord leading to death.
The centers of Zoonosis in municipalities throughout the country They apply the rabies vaccine free of charge for animals.