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Full rabies-alarm issued for all EU-countries

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posted on Aug, 28 2004 @ 02:24 PM
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The EU commission issued a full rabies alarm today for all EU countries.
This happened after a dog was found dead from rabies in Southern France.
The dog was found in an area where several houndred thousand tourists have spent their hollidays this summer. French police are looking for several people beleived to have been in contact with the dog including a man who also got bit by the dog in Bordeaux.

I haven´t been able to find any article in english yet.
If you find one, please post it.

Norwegian article for those who can read norwegian





posted on Aug, 28 2004 @ 02:34 PM
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Found an english article...

EU-wide rabies alert

"THE European Commission issued an EU-wide rabies alert today after a dog was found carrying the deadly disease in southwest France, where hundreds of thousands of tourists have spent the summer holidays.

The EU executive took the rare step warning all European Union governments, to ensure that recently-returned holidaymakers were aware of the case, in particular visitors to a number of local festivals this month.

The risk of infection was heightened because the dog was infectious for nearly three weeks from the start of August until it died a week ago, Brussels said."


[edit on 2004/8/28 by Hellmutt]



 
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