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Stray dogs bite 105 persons in Ghazni

Stray dogs bite 105 persons in Ghazni

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Jun 25, 2015 - 15:51

GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok):  Around 105 people have been bitten by stray dogs during the past three months in southern Ghazni province amid dramatic increase in the number of abandoned dogs, which worried residents of the area, a healthinfo-icon official said on Thursday.

Baz Mohammad Himat, director civil hospital, told Pajhwok Afghan News only one person had been died due to stray dog sting while others were under treatment.

The number of stray dogs is higher in Ghazni City, the provincial capital, Giro, Andar, Waeez and Khogyani districts.

The stray dogs’ bitten patient should be vaccinated several times for at least two months and the vaccine had been available free of charge in provincial hospital, Himat informed.

Zia Gul Asfanda, director health department, confirmed the rising number of stray dogs and said that health department had handed over poison for killing stray dogs to municipality.

Asfanda advised people to visit hospital at their earliest for vaccination if they were bitten by abandoned dogs.

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