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NEW DELHI : Rising rabies deaths in Kerala were not due to “rabies vaccines being ineffective" but because of delays in seeking timely and appropriate animal bite management, according to a Union health ministry report.

A Central team was rushed to Kerala as panic gripped state following dog bites.

This year around 196,000 cases of rabies have been reported in Kerala. Around 21 people have died from rabies due rabies, including 6 who were vaccinated.

Priyanka Sharma
Priyanka Shamra is a health and pharma journalist with nearly nine years of field reporting experience. She is a special correspondent with Mint. Her beat includes covering the Ministry of Health and Department of Pharmaceuticals. She also covers the Ministry of Women and Child Development and the Department of Biotechnology.
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Updated: 18 Oct 2022, 11:17 PM IST
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