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Rabies outbreak in downtown Hua Hin - authorities cordon off area

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johng    2,995

If they had started doing as the above article suggests in 2011
The "problem" would have been mostly solved by now.

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geriatrickid    13,955
3 hours ago, steven100 said:

Why can't people face the facts ..... this problem is out of control in every Thai Village.

The safest, quickest and most effective way is to eradicate every soi dog.

 

Only then can the kids and elderly walk safely in their own streets.

Pure ignorance. This is not how rabies is controlled. Your strategy ignores the fundamentals of epidemiology. For any epidemic  there must be a reservoir, a vector and a vulnerable population.

Your strategy is  a guaranteed failure. Obviously, you don't want to hear that. You want a simple solution. Quick fix solutions do not work with  rabies.

 

Vaccination is the only way to prevent and control an infectious disease like this.

There will always be a reservoir unless there is vaccination of both domestic and  wild animals. This means  baiting all areas within 200 Km of Hua Hin. Animals migrate from zones. Just as avian flu spreads, so too will rabies.

If you eliminate the  dogs and cats,  Hua Hin will be over run by rodents. Rodents can carry rabies along with other lethal diseases.  Your solution then would be to  kill all the rodents, but that is impossible without killing every  living animal in a zone. It would also result in hundreds if not thousands of poisonings as the poison found itself into the water and food of residents.

 

Your strategy is not sustainable. It is irresponsible and has never ever worked.

As has been stated, there must be an end to the open garbage dumps and raw food waste dumped about. This is what keeps the  rodent  population going. The rodents are the primary rabies reservoir in Thailand. Spaying and neutering and an end  to the puppy mills and  abandoning of animals through law enforcement and education will support  a long term solution.

 

The rabid dogs are an indication that the  rodent population is out of control. The rabid dogs are a warning.  If there is rabies, there are rodent borne diseases in Hua Hin.

 

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gummy    269

Must be a mistake . surely all the Hua Hin snobs on this forum would not like those headlines.  Sure it is not a "Babies" outbreak ?

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Orton Rd    1,096
6 hours ago, geriatrickid said:

 

The rabid dogs are an indication that the  rodent population is out of control. The rabid dogs are a warning.  If there is rabies, there are rodent borne diseases in Hua Hin.

 

Kill the rats as well as the dogs, as many as possible.

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Elkski    274

Do dogs get off their butt and catch rats?   They don't look to motivated or act like hunters to me.  

That may be good and scientific to not kill the dogs but spay and neuter them.   But if that is done 100% wouldn't that mean all dogs would be gone in a typical dogs lifetime? 13 years?

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steven100    5,557
22 minutes ago, hawker9000 said:


OK, let's see that "proof" please. WHO DOES this spaying and neutering of soi dogs? Who WOULD do it?? And you'd spay and neuter, and THEN what? How can something that never happens possibly be "effective"?

Round them up and euthanize them. Go about it as gently and painlessly as possible, but that's actually the compassionate solution. But of course that isn't culturally acceptable . I guess having to submit your child to a painful rabies treatment (and leave them at risk of worse) must somehow be more acceptable.

a box of bullets is not very expensive ....  even in Thailand.

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nong38    1,946

This problem is not just Hua Hin its everywhere in Thailand, another subject that no one wants to tackle until its some VIP that cops it then there will be a short term crackdown until the powers that be can settle back down to an easy life and ignore it until the next time.

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