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Myanmar City Working To Neuter, Vaccinate Stray Dogs For Rabies To Prevent Human Transmission

Associated Press: Myanmar nabs, neuters, and vaccinates strays to fight rabies
“Myanmar’s largest city, Yangon, is capturing some of its tens of thousands of stray dogs, using blowpipes to sedate them for neutering and vaccinations to combat a rabies epidemic. … Since few of the animals get vaccinated, the region suffers a high incidence of rabies, which is almost always fatal in humans. About 1,000 people contract the disease in Myanmar every year and thousands more are treated after getting bitten…” (10/6).