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
|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