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Rabies cases rise to 14

2013/07/30 12:34:18

Taipei, July 30 (CNA) Two more wild Formosan ferret-badgers have been reported to be infected with rabies, taking the number of confirmed rabies cases in Taiwan to 14 since an outbreak was reported in mid-July, the Council of Agriculture said on Tuesday.

The two new cases were detected in Nantou County's Renai township and Kaohsiung City's Meinong district, the council stated.

As of July 29, a total of 52 wild carnivorous animals had been tested for rabies and 14 were reported positive, it noted.

All of the 14 cases involved Formosan ferret-badgers from the mountainous areas, with seven cases reported in Nantou County, one each in Yunlin County, Taichung City, and Tainan City, and two each in Kaohsiung City and Taitung County, according to the council.

(By Lin Hui-chun and Y.F. Low)