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Rabies Warning: Rabid Cow Found at Rama Village in the Western Galilee

  • Unitלשכת בריאות נפת עכו
  • SubjectDiseases
  • Secondary topicכלבת
  • Publish Date14.06.2021

Anyone who came in contact, whether themselves or through their animals, with the rabid animal or with any other stray animal in the dates specified below is urged to immediately contact the public health bureau nearest to their place of residence.

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Animal’s description: Suspect rabid cow found at Rama Village in the Western Galilee

Dates: 28.05-2021-14.06.2021, up to and including.

Description: Reports received of a suspect rabid cow at Rama Village in the Western Galilee

Guidance:

Anyone who came in contact, whether themselves or through their animals, with the rabid animal or with any other stray animal in the area is urged to immediately contact the public health bureau in Akko, 04-9955111, 04-9955138 or the public health bureau nearest to their place of residence in order to consider the need for rabies-preventing treatment. 

After the working hours and over the weekend, contact the nearest hospital emergency room.

We wish to forward the information about this event to hikers and vacationers in the area and nearby localities.

Parents for children are urged to question their children whether they came in contact with any suspect animals and, if they did, to contact the nearest public health bureau immediately.

Pet owners are urged to contact their local council’s veterinarian to confirm their pets’ vaccination status.  

Once again, the Ministry of Health wishes to remind the public that anyone who was bitten or scratched by an animal must immediately wash the wounded area with running water and soap, sanitize the wound with sanitizing, and contact their nearest public health bureau to consider the need for rabies-preventing treatmen