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Jul 25, 2013

BAHA reports suspected cases of rabies in cow

A suspected case of bovine rabies, commonly known as rabies in cow, has been reported by the Belize Agricultural Health Authority in the New Road Area of Toledo District.  The Ministry of Health and BAHA have been engaged in the investigation and treatment of eight persons as part of a hands-on approach pending confirmation of laboratory results on the sample.  While there are no confirmed cases as yet, the public is reminded that periodic cases are seen in the country, alluding to active circulation of the rabies virus between the wild, livestock and domestic animals.  Officials from both agencies will continue to monitor the situation and are encouraging residents to report any animals that are showing signs of rabies which includes tiredness, fever, vomiting and anorexia, weakness, paralysis, among several other symptoms.

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