Sun, Jul 21, 2013 - Page 8 News List

Action must be taken against rabies

By Liou Pei-pai 劉培柏

Now that Taiwan has the rabies virus in wild animals, if the council does not effectively carry out monitoring, quarantine and prevention measures and it allows stray dogs to run around in open fields, cross contamination between wild animals, such as the ferret-badger, and dogs will occur and the risk of rabies infection among humans will become very real.

Liou Pei-pai is a former director of the Taiwan Animal Health Research Institute.

Translated by Drew Cameron

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