A young man was reported dead in the Eastern Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor due to a dog bite.
The 20-year old victim was bitten by a dog in Al-Bukamal city (located on the Euphrates River near the borders with Iraq) and taken to local clinics and later to Al-Mayadeen Hospital where he died due to lack of the vaccines needed.
Similar incidents have been reported in ISIS’ de fact capital of Al-Raqqa.
Herds of wild dogs are roaming the streets day and night in ISIS-held cities; the large number of corpses being thrown is blamed for such phenomenon.
The ISIS-controlled city of Deir ez-Zor is suffering a severe shortage of vaccines, medicines and medical supplies since ISIS called off all forms of trading with medical organizations, be it local or international.
Areas in both Syria and Iraq currently under the control of the Islamic State are plagued with different contagious diseases like AIDS, tuberculosis and polio. The death toll from these diseases is increasingly growing since medical care has dropped nearly to nothing.