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* Government allocates Rs. 460 million this year to eradicate rabies
Mon, Oct 2, 2017, 01:01 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 02, Colombo: The government has allocated Rs 460 million this year to eradicate Rabies while steps are being taken to eradicate it from the country by 2030, said Minister of Rural Economy P. Harrison.

He made these comments at the International Rabies day celebration held at the Veterinary Office in Anuradhapura, Government Information Department said.

The Minister said that the government is giving all support to eradicate Rabies. According to information, there are over 600,000 stray dogs which is an issue and reducing the dog population is not an issue for the environment, said Minister Harrison.

Rabies is transmitted from infected animals, mainly dogs to humans and is always fatal once symptoms appear. In Sri Lanka 50 to 60 deaths occurs per year due to rabies, mainly due to exposure to infected dogs.

 

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