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By Emmanuel Omona

2 Dogs suspected to have suffered from Rabies in Amuru district have died leaving the residents in fear.

The dogs are said to have died from Okidi village in Atiak sub County, Amuru district.

Fredrick Ocen, the Amuru district Vetenary Officer confirmed the matter saying that the 2 dogs died last week.

He said that they have begun vaccinating dogs in Okidi village where there residents suspects the disease might have begun from.

He also cautioned residents to avoid leaving their children alone at home and urged them to vaccinate all their dogs so that they may wipe out Rabies in the distrct.

Rabies is a viral disease that causes acute encephalitis in warm-blooded animals.

The disease is zoonotic, meaning it can be transmitted from one species to another, such as from dogs to humans, commonly by a bite from an infected animal.

For a human, rabies is almost invariably fatal if post exposure.

Treatment after exposure is highly successful in preventing the disease if administered promptly, in general within 10 days of infection.