#PODCAST: KwaZulu-Natal authorities rump up vaccination efforts in response to a sudden spike in rabies cases

By Newsbreak Producer Tashlan Naidoo - KwaZulu-Natal authorities have noticed a spike in rabies cases around the Durban area since the start of the new year. The KZN Department of Agriculture says at least 24 cases have been identified this year alone, with two deaths recorded. Chief Director for Veterinary Services in KZN, Dr Temba Sikhakhane says they have ramped up vaccination efforts in targeted areas. Sikhakhane says the Umlazi area to the south of Durban is one of the hotspots...