Elderly man dies of rabies infection in Thrissur district

60-year-old suffered bite from pet dog

June 30, 2022 08:59 pm | Updated 08:59 pm IST - Thrissur

In a second case of rabies death at the Thrissur Medical College Hospital (MCH) in a single day, a 60-year-old man succumbed to the infection on Thursday. The deceased was identified as Unnikrishnan Puthukkattil of Kovilakam, Perinjanam, in Thrissur district.

Unnikrishnan suffered a bite from his pet dog three months ago. The dog died later. He started showing symptoms of rabies infection a few days ago and was admitted to the Thrissur MCH and rabies infection was confirmed during the medical examination.

Earlier, a 19-year-old college student who was undergoing treatment after she was bitten by a dog died at the Thrissur MCH on Thursday morning.

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