In Ceuta, a case of rabies diagnosed in a puppy arrived from Morocco

Ceuta, the Spanish autonomous city on the north coast of Africa, has confirmed a case of rabies this June in a three-month-old puppy, which was illegally brought to a shelter from Morocco. The facilities, where the puppy was kept were closed and over 100 animals were quarantined and some killed. 36 people in relation to the facilities have been evaluated and vaccinated if necessary. The authorities are calming the citizens, since the dog was under control in an enclosed area all the time. Although the city has extended the operational vaccination campaign, it is free and mandatory for all cats, dogs and ferrets.

This is the first case of rabies in Ceuta after 2012, when it was confirmed in a stray dog. The authorities are now investigating the border control failure and plan to reinforce it.


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