Monday, September 04, 2006

Wolves attack 14 people

Wolves attack 14 people

Kiev - A pack of wolves attacked more than a dozen people in eastern Ukraine, and one of the animals was found to have rabies, authorities said on Sunday.

The attacks on 14 people took place on Thursday through Saturday in villages in the Zaporizhia region, a statement from the emergency situations ministry said.

A car struck and killed one of the wolves, and authorities who examined the animal determined it had rabies, the ministry said.

All of those attacked, including a 60-year-old woman who was seriously injured, have been given rabies vaccines, the statement said.

The ministry ordered local hunters, police and special emergency teams to track down and kill the pack, as well as any domestic animals and pets bitten by the wolves.

Ukrainian health authorities record dozens of cases of rabies every year

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