updated 8/10/01
Rabid dog bites 52 in Bangkok

Dog owners in Bangkok are on the alert after a runaway dog was able to bite 52 people in the space of three hours.

The dog behind this mayhem was eventually captured and destroyed by the city guards. The attacks occurred last week and the Bangkok Municipal Administration are working to catch stray dogs who might be infected with the disease. Anyone who owns a dog has been advised to make sure their dog has a collar on otherwise it too may be captured.

Rabies is endemic in the country. According to the Public Health Ministry, last year saw rabies take the lives of fifty individuals and this year the tally is up to twenty-nine. To try and combat the current situation the council have said they will destroy any affected dogs, and any strays found to be clean of the disease will be sterilised and then returned to the street.



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