Mainland China's epidemic situation of hydrophobia is ranked second in the world. China is very close to us, and the number of people traveling for pleasure, or for business reasons, has raised dramatically these last few years. Those people, who appear in the general public, should pay special attention. If dogs and cats at home weren't provided with vaccinations, or the vaccination was more than one year past, it must be revaccinated at a legally registered animal hospital, the Taichung City Animal Protection and Health Inspection Center said today (November 28th.).
Taichung City Animal Protection and Health Inspection Center said, according to the report, China's epidemic situation of hydrophobia ranked second in the world this year. Guangdong, Guangxi, Sichuan, Hunan, Guizhou, Beijing, and Shanghai all have affected cases. The number of cases this year has raised to 2717, and 2532 people were dead. The death rate is higher than 90 percent. Because the location and the acutely raised number of people traveling and in business, the risks of China's hydrophobia invading Taiwan also goes up. Everyone must be alert and take precautions.
Animal Protection and Health Inspection Center says the Agriculture and Sanitary organizations in Taiwan lists hydrophobia as the most important infectious disease. Providing cats and dogs with vaccinations is the most effective and immediate way to prevent the disease. According to the Animal Infection Preventing Rules, if the owner has not provided vaccinations regularly, he or she will be fined NT$50000. The center announced that, if dogs and cats at home weren't provide with vaccinations or the vaccination has last more than a year, please provide the vaccination at a legally registered animal hospital. Animal hospitals would give a plaque and testimonials to vaccinated dogs and cats, according to the rules, to protect pets' and people's health and safety.