MAMBAJAO, CAMIGUIN, Oct. 9 (PIA) — Camiguin is declared anew as “rabies free zone”, together with the provinces of Catanduanes and Romblon.
The Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of Agriculture (DA) awarded the seal last September 28, during the World Rabies Day celebration in Manila, re-declaring the island as a “rabies-free zone”.
Camiguin has successfully completed and satisfied the requirements stated in the guidelines recommended by the National Rabies Prevention Control Committee and for sustaining the rabies free status since it has been declared as the first rabies free province in 2004.
Camiguin Provincial Planning and Development Chief, Felicisimo M. Gomez said these were the only three provinces declared, this year, throughout the country.
He noted that they had to endure a very long process to get through, as well as, employ clever measures and strategies in order to continually achieve zero rabies marks throughout the province.
To date, the provincial government continues to prioritize its rabies elimination campaign by sustaining its free house-to-house animal vaccination drive, massive spaying/neutering and other population control measures for dogs and cats. (PIA 10)