Man dies of rabies , panic spreads in Himachal village

Shimla : With the death of a man reportedly due to rabies in Himachal Pradesh Kangra valley terrified people in the area are going in for the anti-rabies vaccine shots .

According to reports a man in Tikkar village near Panchrukhi died of the dreaded disease Saturday .

Family members said the man was bitten by a rabied dog some three months ago .

By the time he was admitted to the Tanda hospital the disease had spread so much that he could not be treated .

Media reports said a team of the state health department also visited the house and the village to vaccinate and counsel people .

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