Zimbabwe: Harare Declared Rabies Area

[The Herald] Government has added Harare to rabies prescribed areas following several outbreaks of the disease in the province this year. This brings the number of rabies prescribed areas to 11. Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development Minister Dr Joseph Made made the announcements in a Statutory Instrument published in the latest Government Gazette."It is hereby notified that the Minister of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development has in terms of Section 5 of the Animal Heath Act made the fo
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Source: BMC Veterinary Research - Category: Veterinary Research Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
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Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: UMP. 810 Source Type: research
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Source: Social Science and Medicine - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
[Malawi News Agency] Mulanje -There are growing fears among people in Mulanje of the possibility of rabies outbreak.
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[The Conversation Africa] In the last four months five cases of rabies in humans have been reported in South Africa, and an additional two cases are probable. The country's National Institute of Communicable Diseases warns that steps need to be taken to curb the trend. The Conversation Africa's health and medicine editor Candice Bailey spoke to the institute's Jacqueline Weyer about these concerns.
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