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Posted: Thursday, February 2, 2017. 10:41 a.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: Yesterday the Belize Agricultural Health Authority (BAHA) announced that Bovine rabies has been confirmed in three districts in Belize: Orange Walk, Cayo, and Toledo.

Bovine rabies is a specific type of rabies that affects cattle; however, it can be transmitted to humans and as a result, farmers are advised by BAHA to vaccinate their livestock as well as sheep, cattle and horses.

Bovine rabies is a fatal disease that can be prevented through vaccination of animals.

Affected animals will show aggressive behavior and may salivate more than normal.

If Bovarian Rabies is suspected in your district, please contact BAHA immediately at phone number 822-0818.

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