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A rabies outbreak has been reported in Bang Kra Soh district of Nontaburi province after a dead canine was found with the disease.
Kanittha Thittidilokrat of the Nontaburi Livestock Office announced that Bang Kra Soh is now a temporary rabies outbreak zone following thte report of a dead canine. Bang Kra Soh will remain a risk zone until March 18th.
Rabies is a viral disease that causes inflammation of the brain in humans and other mammals.
The area within a one-kilometer radius of the dead canine has also come under the livestock office’s close surveillance to prevent more infections. Livestock officials will also provide vaccination for dogs every three, seven, twenty-one and thirty days.
They will continue to monitor the outbreak for the next six months to ensure no animals have contracted the virus. Locals have also been urged to report to the livestock office if they come across any dogs with rabies symptoms.
People who have been bitten by a rabid dog must seek medical treatment immediately as the virus can be life-threatening.
In addition to the preventive measures by the local livestock office, Nontaburi authorities will launch a mobile unit to provide the same vaccination for the animals across the province.