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19-year-old guy dies of rabies in Osh city

A 19-year-old guy died of hydrophobia (fear of light and noise) as a result of rabies in Osh city. The Chief Doctor of the Osh Center of Sanitary and Epidemiological Surveillance and Disease Prevention, Svetlana Shermatova, told 24.kg news agency.

According to her, the patient was hospitalized in serious condition.

«In May 2018, a dog has bitten the guy. He did not visit a doctor. He did not notice anything for several months and went home for a vacation. On September 8, he returned to study, and on September 13, he felt bad and was hospitalized at 23.00. Doctors diagnosed him with hydrophobia. He died on September 16,» told Svetlana Shermatova.

«We instructed Tazalyk municipal enterprise to shot the dogs. Those who contacted him are under supervision now. The staff of the Sanitary and Epidemiological Supervision Center accompanied the body of the deceased to Batken. His father refused autopsy,» said Svetlana Shermatova.