Taiwan confirms 2nd rabies case this year

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/01/30
By: Yang Shu-min and Lilian Wu

Taipei, Jan. 30 (CNA) The Council of Agriculture (COA) on Saturday

CNA file photo

CNA file photo

confirmed Taiwan’s second rabies case this year after a farmer in the central part of the country was bitten by a ferret-badger.

Shih Tai-hua (施泰華), deputy director-general of the Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine, said the farmer from Puli in Nantou County was bitten when he found a ferret-badger in his chicken coop on Jan. 29.

The ferret-badger was sent to the COA’s Animal Health Research Institute and was put to sleep after it was tested rabies positive.

The 70-year-old farmer was inoculated with a rabies vaccine and is said to be in good health.     [FULL  STORY]

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