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Kafue residents warned of rabies outbreak

(ZANIS)-Kafue District in Lusaka Province has recorded an outbreak of rabies.

Kafue District Livestock and Fisheries Coordinator, Perfecto Kabanshi confirmed this to the media in an interview in Kafue.

Dr. Kabanshi said samples collected from three dogs indicated the presence of the rabies virus.

“I just want to confirm that we have an outbreak of rabies in Kafue District, so far lab tests from three dogs indicate the presence of the rabies virus,” said Dr. Kabanshi

He disclosed that following the outbreak of rabies in the district, his department has since embarked on massive vaccination of dogs against rabies.

Dr. Kabanshi discloed that the department has so far vaccinated over 1000 dogs against rabies with target of vaccinating 1500 more dogs by the end of August.

Dr. Kabanshi has warned Kafue Residents to be wary of stray dogs roaming the streets urged them to report to the department of such dogs.

“Let us be mindful as we walk and report any dogs seen misbehaving in the streets, we don’t want to see a situation where rabies move from dogs to people,” Dr. Kabanshi said.

He further cautioned guardians and parents to keep alert and ensure that their children are safe from dog bites.


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