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  Cheshvan 18, 5775 , 11/11/14

Rabies Feared in North as Three Bitten by Wolf on Israel National Trail

The Ministry of Health as issued an alert today that three persons have been bitten by a wolf at the northern end of the Israel National Trail near Tel Dan in the Upper Galilee. The wolf was shot, and its remains have been sent in to be tested.

Ministry spokespeople said, "At this stage, all we know is that three people came into contact with this wolf, and have been administered prophylactic treatment for rabies. We are continuing in our efforts to identify and locate any others who may have come into contact with the animal."

The Ministry is also requesting that anyone has come into contact with the animal, or any animal owner whose animal may have come into contact with it or has been in the region that the incidents have occurred, or who have seen any stray animals wandering about, between October 28th through and inclusive of today, to please the Ministry of Health offices in Tzfat or in their local community to report it.

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