ROXAS City – Twenty-two individuals in Cuartero, Capiz were administered with anti-rabies vaccine after they ate dog meat.
The individuals – residents of Sitio Capul-an, Barangay Agdahon – were injected with the vaccine at the Provincial Health Office.
The injection had two batches – one on Sept. 26 and the other, on Sept. 28.
According to Cuartero Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office head Ronald Guillermo, the individuals were binge drinking sometime in August when they ate dog meat.
They were alarmed after Roberto Caballero – one of those who ate dog meat – was rushed to the Roxas Memorial Provincial Hospital for possible rabies infection on Sept. 24.
Caballero died the following day.
“Masami nga nagabulad sa initan ang biktima kag nalamigan sia kon mahanginan,” said Guilllermo./PN