Angola

The number of children killed from rabies in Luanda rose to 69 on Feb. 18, up from 50 last month, prompting authorities to launch a new drive to round up hundreds of stray dogs in Angola's capital city. The Health Ministry said health workers were rounding up hundreds of stray in Luanda to counter the deadly virus that is transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected animal. Almost 1,000 dogs have already been collected since the rabies outbreak began in November. Those that test positive for rabies are killed, the others are released. (Reuters)

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