Ra­bies con­firmed

Zululand Observer - Monday - - ZO NEWS - Larry Bent­ley

THE dog which scratched a child from the Port Durn­ford area, was con­firmed pos­i­tive for ra­bies on Thurs­day. The child is re­ceiv­ing a course of four pre­ven­ta­tive in­jec­tions. Re­sults of a fur­ther two sus­pected cases in the Port Durn­ford area are still awaited. These re­late to two pup­pies which showed signs of ra­bies in the Khan­disa area. This cases are about 7km apart as the crow flies. Ra­bid an­i­mals of­ten sali­vate on their paws, leav­ing plenty of ra­bies virus on the claws which can then be trans­ferred by a scratch.

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