Jaguar attack girl recovering

Jasmine Joseph, who was attacked and mauled by a jaguar last Friday is on the road to recovery and has been moved from the Intensive Care Unit at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation to the Paediatric Ward.

However, she is not completely out of the woods as there are fears that she might have been exposed to an infection.

The three-year-old Amerindian girl was brutally attacked and dragged from the steps of her home into nearby bushes by the jaguar in Isseneru, Region 7 after taking a bath in the Mazaruni River with her family.

She was air dashed to city after her head, torso and legs were clawed. It was the second jaguar attack on her in less than a month. ]

Speaking to Stabroek News yesterday, her mother Desiree Joseph said she was relieved that her daughter’s life was out of danger and that she had regained consciousness. However, she added that the doctors had told her that Jasmine might have been exposed to infections.

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