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Nakhon Phnom residents get rabies shots after attack, pets quarantined

Mar 15. 2018
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By The Nation

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The owners of 1,000 cats and dogs in one district of Nakhon Phanom are being urged to keep their pets quarantined until all can be vaccinated against rabies.

Provincial governor Somchai Witdamrong issued the instructions for Na Kae district after a resident of Tambon Pumkae was bitten by a stray dog that proved to be rabid.

Fifteen people who had been in contact with the rabid dog were to be given anti-rabies vaccine and will remain under the watch of health officials for a while.

Somchai said all owners of dogs and cats within a five-kilometre radius of the attack should quarantine their pets until the animals can be given rabies shots. They should keep monitoring their pets’ behaviour for some time, he said.

He also instructed officials to expand the vaccination programme to all 12 districts of the province.

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