Rabies,Southampton.

Oral Answers to Questions — Palestine. – in the House of Commons on 17th May 1922.

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Colonel BURN:

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aswed the Minister of Agriculture if he has been able to trace the origin of the case of rabies near Southampton; have any other dogs been infected since the Muzzling Order was imposed; and, if so, how many?

Sir A. BOSCAWEN:

The answer to the first two parts of the question is in the negative. The dog was probably bitten some time between early January and May by a rabid dog, now dead. Inquiries are being made as to any dogs lost or destroyed during that period, and as to whether any dogs may have been smuggled into the Southampton area from abroad.

Colonel BURN:

What steps is the right hon. Gentleman taking? Has the Muzzling Order been enforced?

Sir A. BOSCAWEN:

I am sorry that it has been necessary to re-impose the Muzzling Order in an area around Southampton.