According to report reaching The Monrovia Times, there has been an increase in dog bites for the past two years in B’hai District district Grand Gedeh County.
The report said the latest dog bite which took place in the district during the weekend has led to the death of a 46-year-old woman identified as Oretha Julutweh.
Another person is currently undergoing traditional medication as a result of the dog biting situation. Traditional Medication is a form of care which involved the used of herbs and other spices to cure sickness. The practice is usually found in areas where hospitals are inaccessible.
Dog bite which according to scientific studies lead to rabies is said to be on the increase in southeastern Liberia especially Grand Gedeh County.
Meanwhile, B’hai district commissioner William Quartis and other local authorities of Grand Gedeh County have issued a one-week ultimatum on the restriction of pets in the district.
Commissioner William Quartis intimated that the ultimatum is intended for dog owners in the county to restrict their pet or risk losing them.
“We can’t afford to lose our citizen to dog bite; therefore, if the need be that we kill all the dogs in this county, we will do it.” He emphasized.
Citizens of B’hai district are expressing fear about the situation and have threatened to begin killing dogs within the various communities.