Rabies has been found in four jackals and one unvaccinated domestic dog in Muldersdrift, Komdraai and Lanseria. An intensive dog vaccination campaign has been launched by the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Two human exposures had also been reported and both people had received appropriate preventative treatment to prevent disease, National Institute for Communicable Diseases communication manager Nombuso Shabalala said.

The Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development will be running a free rabies vaccination campaign for the Muldersdrift and Lanseria community and surrounding areas from the 13th June to 15th June 2016.This follows confirmed cases of rabies outbreak in that area. The complete programme is as shown below

 DATE VENUE TIME
13  June 2016 Muldersdrift  Liquor Store 12:00 – 16:00
13  June 2016 Lanseria  Riverside Estate Gate 12:00 – 16:00
14 June 2016 Lion Park 8.30 – 11.00
14 June 2016 Lanseria Informal Settlement( Thabo Mbeki) Taxi Rank 12:00 – 16:00
14 June 2016 Zandspruit Informal Settlement Group 12:00 – 16:00
15 June 2016 Zandspruit Informal Settlement Group 12:00 – 16:00
15 June 2016 Lion & Rhino park Kromdraai Entrance 8.30 – 10.00
15 June 2016 Kromdraai Cash Store 8.30 – 10.00
“It is highly recommended to have your pets (dogs and cats) vaccinated against Rabies even though they were vaccinated during the past year. All pets (dogs and cats) over 3 months of age, must be vaccinated.

Contact persons: State Veterinarian Randfontein  011 411 4300

                                       Dr J Mpofu 0825274783

                                       Estelle         0823369202