Rabies spike in eThekwini Metro

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The latest statistics of rabies in KwaZulu-Natal.
The latest statistics of rabies in KwaZulu-Natal.

PET owners are being urged to vaccinate their pets after a spike in rabies cases in KwaZulu-Natal since the beginning of the year ,has seen two children die from the incurable disease.

Fifty-seven dogs have tested positive so far this year, especially along the KZN coast, compared to 35 dogs at the same time last year, the KZN Department of Agriculture and Rural Development said in a statement.

The map (pictured) shows the po­sitive animals by area. The latest cases, as at March 24, were a dog in Folweni, a puppy in Croftdene, Chatsworth and a dog in Malukazi, all in the eThekwini Metro area.

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