Rabies outbreak in Phuentsholing

A rabies case in a stray horse was confirmed at Phuentsholing town area on 10 September 2017. The horse showed symptom of rabies and had bitten a man. The the brain tissue sample of the horse tested positive to rabies. The exposed people are undergoing rabies postexposure treatment at Phuentsholing General Hospital. The horse might have been bitten by rabid dog about one month back. Phuentsholing town share open border with Indian town Jaigon. Surveillance is ongoing and public were made aware of the rabies outbreak.

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