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  • People in the area requested to contact the  Department via hotline 1992 and 1991

By Chaturanga Samarawickrama   

A special team has been deployed to control rabies-infected jackal attacks in Millaniya, Kalutara, Wildlife and Forest  Conservation Minister C. B. Rathnayake said yesterday.    

He told the media that the special team is requesting people to bring the heads of dead Jackals to the Medical Research  Institute (MRI) for easy diagnosis.   
The people in the area were requested to contact the  Department via hotline 1992 and 1991 to bring the situation under  control.   


He also requested the people not to walk alone on roads,  not to send children to school alone and not to walk at night for at  least two weeks to prevent rabies-infected Jackal attacks.   
“Jackals are active till 10 am from the previous night.  The first incident of rabies infection was reported on June 6 after a  pack of dogs were bitten by a rabies-infected jackal. 

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