Sunday, April 27, 2008

Rabies scare

Three people are being treated in England for exposure to rabies after being bitten by an infected puppy which was in quarantine. The puppy had been brought to the UK from Sri Lanka, said the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

The people bitten were at the centre, thought to be in the Chingford area of Essex, and are being vaccinated.

The dog died whilst in quarantine, and this contained any public health risk, the Health Protection Agency said. The dog had been held at the centre since 18 April, and died on Friday.

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