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Rabies red alert in part of Hua Hin

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Hua Hin District in Prachuap Khiri Khan province

Hua Hin District in Prachuap Khiri Khan province. Photo: Josef Knecht.

PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN: Part of the tourist district of Hua Hin has been declared a red rabies zone after an elderly man was found to have died from the viral disease after being infected by a cat bite.

Dr Surin Suebsueng, health chief of Prachuap Khiri Khan, said the 61-year-old man was bitten by a cat two months ago and had not sought vaccination afterwards. He died at Hua Hin Hospital on Wednesday night.

Full story: Bangkok Post


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