Wednesday, May 22, 2013

India: Rabies fear stalks Phumlou village

Besides report about three persons succumbing to suspected cases of rabies after the victims were reportedly bitten by dogs, locals of Phumlou village under Imphal West district are gripped with fear.

According to a reliable source, atleast five persons of the village were attacked by two particular dogs which went ferociously wild within the last two weeks, leading to the demise of three of the victims. While a woman identified as Thangjam Shantibala (38) of Phumlou Maning Leikai failed to recuperate at RIMS Hospital today, about a week earlier two other individuals namely Namaram Manitomba (50) and Ch Amika (44) from the same locality passed away after both were bitten by the dogs. At three victims had been undergoing treatment at RIMS Psychiatry Ward while the two other individuals are being treated at their respective homes, said the source.

It is also said that many dogs in Phumlou areas are behaving in a strange manner with the source suspecting such peculiar behaviours to be case of rabies infection spreading swiftly in the village.