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3rd person dies from rabies in Thanh Hoa

Update: February, 24/2014 - 14:00

THANH HOA (VNS) —Three people have died after being bitten by rabid dogs since the beginning of the year in north central Thanh Hoa Province, according to the province's Preventive Medicine Centre.

Authorities have warned residents about the outbreak of rabies.

The 3rd victim, a 52-year-old man from the province's Quan Hoa District, was reportedly bitten by a dog last December and hospitalised early in February after exhibiting symptoms that included a high fever, fear of water and wind, and delusions. Authorities have also reported that a 55-year-old man and 4-year-old boy died last month after being infected with rabies.

The province's Agriculture and Rural Development Department has urged local authorities to tighten controls and conduct preventive measures, including seizing all street dogs and cats and banning the sale of dogs.

The province's Animal Health Department also delivered 1,000 doses of vaccines and chemicals to be used to decontaminate the area. — VNS

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