ITANAGAR, Sept 15: An 18-year-old college student died of rabies after
being bitten by a dog in Itanagar, officials said on Friday.
The incident created a flutter, following which the district
administration issued an advisory, asking people to get their pets
Nyaro Rusing, a student of Don Bosco College at Jullang, died on
Thursday, state surveillance officer doctor Lobsang Jampa said.
“Rabies is a fatal disease and people should take extra care after a dog
bite by taking anti-rabies vaccine,” he said.
The student was admitted to the Tomo Riba Institute of Health and
Medical Sciences (TRIHMS) on Thursday with symptoms of rabies.
However, his family members insisted on taking him back home to
perform pujas, Jampa said.
He died in the evening at his residence, he added.
Rusing was bitten by a two-year-old dog on the right palm in July,
The boy was not given any anti-rabies vaccination, nor the dog was
vaccinated, they said.
The dog died after a few days of biting the boy, they added.
Following the incident, Capital deputy commissioner Talo Potom in an
advisory directed all pet owners to get their pets vaccinated.
He also directed all assistant commissioners, circle officers and
veterinary officers to ensure that preventive measures are taken, such
as getting all stray dogs vaccinated. (PTI)