Wednesday, 8 July 2020

11 Month Old Killed By Dog

An eleven-month-old baby died on Monday morning in hospital, the victim of the injuries she suffered after being bitten by a dog. The attack took place in the small house, located in San Gabriel de Calle Blancos de Goicoechea, in San José, around 10:30 am Monday.

The dog, an American Stafford, was usually kept in the garage of the small house. Apparently the infant, somehow, crawled into the garage.

The parents of the only child took her to the nearby clinic in Tibas, where after administering first aid, transferred to her to the Children’s Hospital in San Jose, where she died.

The dog, an American Stafford, was owned by the family. It was one one of six dogs that were without proper conditions and a parrot, whose possession is prohibited.

- paying the bills -

The dog typically ran loose in the small garage. Apparently, the baby crawled from the house into the garage and was attacked. The mother was also injured while trying to rescue the infant.

“We do not know how exactly the little girl came into contact with the dog. The mother realized it when she heard the attack,” said Olga Arguedas Arguedas, director of the Children’s Hospital in San Jose.

Arguedas explained that the infant suffered severe injuries to the head from the attack.

“As often happens with small babies, the animal grabbed it by the head and it caused very serious injuries to the brain,” explained the pediatrician.

There are no other children in the house, the infant was the couple’s only child.

- paying the bills -
- paying the bills -

Related Articles

Cuarterías for ¢1,000 a night: a “time bomb” that strips COVID-19

(QCOSTARICA) About 60 old, unsanitary foams are piled up in a...

Alajuelita: Life on “Orange Alert”

(QCOSTARICA) That a town is on orange alert means that the...

MOST READ

AyA announces end of rationing in the Metropolitan Area

(HQ) The Instituto Costarricense de Acueductos y Alcantarillados (AyA) announced the end of the rationing of the drinking water service in the Greater Metropolitan...

Confirmed death number 18 by COVID-19 in the country

(QCOSTARICA) Costa Rica registered this afternoon the death number 18 of a COVID-19 patient, a 38-year-old woman, a foreigner, who lived in the province...

3rd death by COVID-19 today Monday: total now 23

(QCOSTARICA) The number of deaths increased today, Monday, July 6, 4 months after the first case of COVID-19 in Costa Rica, to 23, with...

COVID-19 Costa Rica: rising curve picks up momentun, 375 new cases in 24 hrs

(QCOSTARICA) The curve of positive cases of COVID-19b in Costa Rica maintains its ascending escalation this July 5, the Ministry of Health reported 375...

COVID-19 Costa Rica; 270 new cases on July 2; patients in hospital increases

(QCOSTARICA) The numbers keep piling up. This Thursday, July 2, another 270 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 are registered, for total accumulated cases of...

COVID-19 Patients over 40 spend up to 11 days in hospital

(QCOSTARICA) COVID-19 patients over 40 years of age spend on average up to 11 days hospitalized in Costa Rica's medical centers. The president of the...

Let's Keep This Going!

To be updated with all the latest news and information about Costa Rica and Latin America.