Vietnamese cholera outbreak from dog meat
From ANIMAL PEOPLE, June 2009:
HANOI–The National Institute of Hygiene & Epidemiology on
May 18, 2009 temporarily closed at least a dozen dog slaughterhouses.
“Samples of dog meat, both cooked and uncooked, from the Ha
Dong district of Hanoi tested positive for the cholera bacterium,”
The Youth newspaper reported. Nine northern Vietnamese provinces
have had recent cholera outbreaks. Bureau of Preventive Health chief
Nguyen Huy Nga warned on May 15 that up to 70% of the patients became
ill after eating dog meat.
The cholera outbreaks came two months after two Hanoi-based
national health institutes linked a pair of human rabies deaths to