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Woman becomes 16th rabies victim this year

Rabies Victim: A Tak woman has died of rabies a year after she was bitten by a dog in Surat Thani, raising the rabies death toll to 16 this year, the director general of the Disease Control Department said on Wednesday.


Dr Suwanchai Watanayincharoen said he received a report that the 50-year-old woman died in Tak during the past week.

Suwanchai said the woman was bitten by a dog on the back of her hand in Surat Thani a year ago and had not received any rabies shot. The director general said the dog has no record of receiving a rabies shot either.

Fifteen of the cases were caused by dog bites and another from a cat bite, he said.

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