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Rabies confirmed after infant dog attack

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Rabies confirmed after infant dog attack

By Krissana Thiwatsirikul 
The Nation

 

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Test results received on Friday morning have confirmed that the stray dog which attacked a 19-day-old infant on Wednesday at her home in Tambon Than Poon's Moo 2 village of Nakhon Si Thammarat's Chalerm Phrakiat district, had rabies.

 

The provincial livestock development office declared the area a temporary rabies epidemic zone. 

 

Officials are closely monitoring the village and have given out 26 rabies jabs, including to the severely wounded girl's relatives and rescue workers who were exposed to the girl's wounds. 

 

Residents have raised concerns about other members of the pack of stray dogs that the rabid dog belonged to and called on the authorities to act. 

 

The epidemic zone will be watched for six months and measures will be implemented to contain and eradicate the disease, including the vaccination of at least 80 per cent of cats and dogs in the zone, said livestock office head Thanawat Pansanid.

 

Investigations have confirmed that the rabid dog had also bitten five puppies in the neighbourhood, resulting in their deaths, before it entered the infant's house, killing a pet cat then attacking the girl who was asleep in a hammock in the hall, while her 17-year-old mother was cleaning dishes in the kitchen.

 

The infant remains in a critical condition.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30353974

 
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When pigs, sheep and cows get far less dangerous diseased they are all culled to prevent spread. Should this be different?
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13 hours ago, from the home of CC said:

I'd like to see a bounty offered up, say 5 bt a head? 

That's just plain ridiculous - an expensive. Seems to be a lot of immigrant workers that would do it for a free meal.

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43 minutes ago, RichardColeman said:

That's just plain ridiculous - an expensive. Seems to be a lot of immigrant workers that would do it for a free meal.

Probably wouldn't seem so ridiculous if it was your granddaughter that was chewed up by a rabid dog. If it had been mine, I'd pony up 100K myself. You could offset the costs by forcing all dog owners (that keep their pets under control) to pay 2000bt for registration/tagging. Those running around with no designated tags would be fair game for the bounty. 

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1 hour ago, RichardColeman said:

That's just plain ridiculous - an expensive. Seems to be a lot of immigrant workers that would do it for a free meal.

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Feral dogs are simply a public health problem. It is high time Thailand grasped the nettle on this issue, as far to many children are attacked and far too many motorbike accidents are caused by unowned soi dogs. It has got to the point in most places that you can't even go for a daily walk because of the roads teeming with these monsters.

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No action further, just wait and see. Wouldnt it be a good time, idea, action to collect the stray dogs?

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