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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Rabid dog bites more than 25 people in Goa

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Date: Mon 18 Aug 2014
Source: NDTV, Press Trust of India report [edited]

At least 25 people were bitten by a rabies-infected dog at South Goa's Cansaulim village, 30 km [18.6 mi] from [Panaji] following which they were hospitalised, sources said today [18 Aug 2014]. The incident occurred last evening [17 Aug 2014] when the stray dog went on a rampage, biting passers-by. The canine was later killed by villagers.

Sources in Goa Medical College (GMC) said that 15 people were administered anti-rabies injection in their hospital while rest were treated at cottage hospital Chicalim and Hospicio hospital at Margao.

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ProMED-mail from HealthMap Alerts

[For a map of India, go to http://www.mapsofindia.com/images2/india-map.jpg. Goa is the small state in the middle of the west coast of India. Cansaulim can be located on the map at http://healthmap.org/promed/p/954. Panaji is at http://www.fallingrain.com/world/IN/33/Panaji.html; Chicalim athttp://www.fallingrain.com/world/IN/33/Chicalim.html; Margao at http://www.fallingrain.com/world/IN/33/Madgaon.html.

There has not been time for the results from any canine brain pathology, so we can presume that there was a logical presumption of canine rabies. - Mod.MHJ]

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