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The Ministry of Health (MINSA), through the Regional Health Authority (Diresa) Loreto, sent crews with specialized personnel to the Morona District of Loreto, [to investigate a] possible outbreak of rabies transmitted by the bite of bats that have caused the deaths of 5 people from the Huambisa ethnic group. In this regard, the coordinator of the MINSA Zoonosis Health MINSA, Dr Ana Maria Navarro, said that after learning of the events there was immediate coordination with the Department of Epidemiology of the Diresa to form an intervention brigade in the area. This group consists of infectious disease physicians, epidemiologists, veterinarians, laboratory staff and environmental health staff and immunizations, aimed at determining the existence of a rabies outbreak as well as investigating the epidemiological situation in the area, in addition to vaccinating those people in the communities that had been exposed to bat bites. "Our staff is taking all necessary equipment for the intervention [control measure], such as 700 doses of rabies vaccine, syringes, scalpels, masks and materials to catch the vampire bats on which they have to do the analyses," she said. Ana Maria Navarro, explained that there will be a search for people at risk of rabies in the communities with evidence of bat bites. In addition, the staff will be reactivated and the community surveillance chain will be strengthened in those areas [zones] with a risk of transmission of wildlife rabies, by training health promoters and teachers in the communities visited. On the other hand, there will be coordination with the Education sector authorities to reactivate the implementation of Sentinnel Surveillance in the school population in schools in the area and will work in educating the public about the control and prevention of human rabies transmitted by bats.