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Rabies on Caye Caulker #527399
11/30/17 09:26 AM
11/30/17 09:26 AM
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Dick87 Offline OP
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A friend of me has been bitten by a (probably) stray dog on Caye Caulker. Now she is worried about a Rabies infection.

Does anyone now if rabies occurs on Caye Caulker at all or if there are any known or suspected cases at the moment?


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Re: Rabies on Caye Caulker [Re: Dick87] #527401
11/30/17 12:06 PM
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It's not worth the risk. She needs to report it to public health and get taken care of properly. There also has been a push for rabies vaccination on Caye Caulker, so there may well be a record of this dog being vaccinated.


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Re: Rabies on Caye Caulker [Re: collyk] #527409
11/30/17 04:09 PM
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There has never been, to date, a known case of rabies on Caye Caulker. There has been a campaign for vaccinating dogs because it's only a matter of time until someone brings an infected animal, wild or domestic, on to the island. Many owned and stray dogs have been vaccinated.

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Re: Rabies on Caye Caulker [Re: Dick87] #527410
11/30/17 04:24 PM
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And Noelle is absolutely correct. The vaccination programme is not because there have been incidents of rabies, but as a preventative thing. There's a good chance the dog has been vaccinated, but it's important to check. A dog biting people is also an issue that needs to be addressed.


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