Hua Hin declared temporary rabies outbreak zone

Breaking News August 09, 2017 11:24

By The Nation

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Hua Hin beach has been declared a rabies outbreak area following attacks by a stray dog with rabies.

Phittaya Kanama, chief livestock officer of Hua Hin district in Prachuap Khiri Khan, announced on Tuesday that Tambon Hua Hin from Kraikungwol Palace to the Khao Phithak community will be monitored for a month due to rabies concerns. The centre of the zone is considered a three kilometre radius from the Poolsuk community.

Phittaya said he took the measure after a black dog bit local residents and foreigners and others dogs and cats on Saturday. 

The dog died during quarantine and a lab test found it had rabies.

Hua Hin Hospital reported that 15 people were bitten by dogs and received rabies vaccine.

Phittaya said livestock officials have provided vaccinations to 18 dogs and cats that were attacked by the dog.

He said livestock officials and officials from the Hua Hin stray dog shelter have vaccinated stray dogs in the area.

He said another brown dog was suspected to have rabies and was being quarantined at the Rak Sunak Hua Hin dog shelter. He said the dog shelter is now taking care of almost 1,000 dogs and could not take more stray dogs.

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