Five year old boy dies of rabies in Manipur

Imphal: A five-year-old boy succumbed to rabies caused by a dog bite at a hospital in Imphal late on Saturday last.

The boy was identified as S. Monti. He hailed from Wangoo Ahallup of Bishnupur district, Manipur, reports said.

A dog had bitten the boy twice around two months ago. His family treated the wounds at home, according to the reports.

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It was only after the boy started developing symptoms around 15 days ago that his family members went to a local healthcare centre.

With no sign of improvement, he was shifted to a childcare hospital in Imphal where doctors suspected infected by rabies.

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On the recommendation of the doctors, his blood sample was sent for testing to a testing facility outside the state. The test results received on December 1 confirmed that he was infected with rabies, the reports added.

The boy, however, succumbed to the disease late on Saturday, the reports also said.

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