One hundred and thirty eight stray dogs killed due to rabies outbreak in Lundazi District

One hundred and thirty eight stray dogs have been shot in an effort to curb the rabies outbreak in Lundazi District.
Lundazi District Medical Officer, Allan Chisenga, confirmed the development during the Provincial Epidemics Prevention and Preparedness meeting in Chipata.
Mr. Chisenga says the dogs were shot within two days after the rabies related deaths were reported in Kazembe area of Lundazi District.
He observed that there seems to have been little awareness of the disease, as the community only reported the incident to the clinic when the second victim was bitten by the rabid dog two months after the first victim.
And Provincial Permanent Secretary Chanda Kasolo has directed all District Commissioners in the Province to ensure that they come up with activities to commemorate the World Rabies Day on September 28 this year.
Mr. Kasolo says that this will help raise awareness on the need for people to vaccinate their dogs.

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