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Rabies scare in Manipur

Written by: Staff

Imphal, Mar 26: Panic has gripped the people of the state, with 18 ranoes-related deaths reported in the state during this month.

Official sources here said Thoubal district alone had accounted for eleven deaths due to rabies.

The hospitals are flooded with cases of dog bites, and anti- rabies vaccines have run out of stock in the state.

Over 20,000 dogs have been vaccinated and the Veterinary department has kept its offices open for 24 hours to monitor the situation and inject anti-rabies vaccine.

Veterinary Minister Md Allauddin had also appealed to all to vaccinate their dogs and assured of making special arrangement to make anti-rabies vaccine available.


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