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    MALAWI IS ONE OF THE COUNTRIES WORST HIT BY A WORLD-WIDE OUTBREAK OF RABIES. THE?

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    MALAWI IS ONE OF THE COUNTRIES WORST HIT BY A WORLD-WIDE OUTBREAK OF RABIES. THE GOVERNMENT IS CONDUCTING AN INTENSIVE CAMPAIGN TO HAVE DOGS INNOCULATED AND STRAY ANIMALS DESTROYED.

    THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATIONS SAYS THAT FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS CENTURY THERE IS A WORLD-WIDE OUTBREAK OF THE DISEASE, AND IT SEEMS TO BE SPREADING. PARTS OF EUROPE, ASIA, AFRICA AND NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICA HAVE BEEN AFFECTED BY AN APPARENT INCREASE IN THE NUMBERS OF WILD ANIMALS CARRYING THE DISEASE.

    RABIES IS TRANSMITTED TO HUMAN BEINGS WHEN THEY ARE BITTEN BY INFECTED ANIMALS, AND IT CAUSES PARALYSIS, CONVULSIONS AND FINALLY DEATH.

    THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION SAYS THAT THE ONLY WAY TO COMBAT THE OUTBREAK IS BY THE DESTRUCTION OF SOME SPECIES OF WILD ANIMAL.

    IN MALAWI, THE GOVERNMENT HAS MOUNTED AN INTENSIVE CAMPAIGN TO HALT THE DANGEROUS SPREAD OF THE INFECTION. IN SEVERAL AREA, OWNERS OF DOGS HAVE BEEN ORDERED TO KEEP THEIR ANIMALS TIED UP, AND THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY STRAYS ARE BEING SHOT. IN ONE DISTRICT, MORE THAN 1,000 DOGS WERE SHOT IN TEN DAYS.

    THE MALAWI GOVERNMENT HAS ALSO MADE IT COMPULSORY FOR ALL DOGS TO BE INNOCULATED AGAINST RABIES WHEN THEY ARE THREE MONTHS OLD. OTHERWISE, THEY ARE LIKELY TO BE INFECTED BY JACKALS AND OTHER WILD ANIMALS, AND IN TURN PASS THE DISEASE TO THEIR OWNERS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAN5KPWY57CYB2H80MLCWL2VGT
    Media URN:
    VLVAN5KPWY57CYB2H80MLCWL2VGT
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/03/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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