22 die of rabies in Mulanje, K17m needed to control disease
At least 22 people have died of rabies in Mulanje as the government needs K17 million to buy vaccines for dogs and cats.
Taurayi Mbengo from veterinary office in Mulanje said the deaths have occured from July last year.
He said 1600 people had dog bites and were infected with rabies.
Mbengo said 74 dogs died of rabies within the same period.
He said the government would need K63 million to treat the rabies patients, saying each dog and cat needs K9000 while the cost of treating a patient stands at K15000.
We have too many stray dogs. Its time we had the ‘ Bambo Chimpeni’ type of dog control of the 1970s. Shoot all stray dogs. People own dogs but do not look after them.
PEOPLE OF MULANJE- YOU USED
PHANGAS AND SHARP KNIVES VICTIMISING/INJURING OUR FELLOW BROTHERS AND SISTERS DURING THE PAST ELECTIONS AND DURING PARTY MEETING’S LIKE WILD ANIMALS — GOD IS WATCHING AND ANGRY WITH EVERY WICKED /EVIL ACTS PLANNED AGAINST YOUR BROTHERS /SISTERS —THEREFORE IT’S THE SAME GOD WHO CAN /WILL SEND SOME OF THESE CALAMITIES TO CORRECT YOU OF YOUR EVIL DEEDS — PLEASE PEOPLE OF MULANJE REPENT COME/KNOW GOD STOP /REFRAIN FROM THOSE HABBITS OF USING PHANGAS AND KNIVES ON YOUR FELLOW BEING’S ‘–(-MHSRIP )