KZN agriculture spends millions in vehicles due to theft incidents
The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Agriculture says it has lost a significant amount of property due to car crashes. She said this had a negative impact on their animal vaccination campaign, revealed by provincial agriculture director Bongiwe Sithole-Moloi during the World Rabies Day dog vaccination campaign Monday.
Five people have died in Durban from rabies three months ago. Dogs are known to be close friends with their owners but a single bite or bite from a rabies-infected dog can kill that friend. A single gunshot wound to the sight of an infected dog killed two-year-old Lwando Ndzunge of Umlazi. The baby died a month later and was injured.
The death toll from rabies is rising in the province. Umlazi Township in Durban has been hit hard. Dog and cat breeders say that poor education about the disease increases mortality. “We are very happy that there is a place they have set for you to come and be vaccinated and not that they are always traveling by car,” said Umlazi resident.
Sithole-Moloi, head of agriculture in KwaZulu-Natal, “we have asked the municipality to work with us to ensure that our vehicles are not confiscated because we will not be able to operate our vehicles because veterinarians will be able to bring them from our stations to provide assistance.” general symptoms of rabies are chronic headaches, muscle aches and hallucinations.
Moloi said her department had started planning for three months to vaccinate dogs and cats across the province. The most common symptoms of rabies are chronic headaches, the muscles of the body ache and see things that are not there. You get these by being bitten or licked by an infected animal, humans alone do not infect each other. ARVs are available free of charge at government health facilities.