390. Rabies: control.

390.     Rabies: control.

An order has been made1 laying down a comprehensive procedure for the control of possible rabies2 outbreaks in Great Britain. The order covers virtually all animals which live on land3, irrespective of whether they are domesticated or wild, or living in captivity or not4.

Any person who knows that an animal to which the order applies is suffering from rabies, or has died from that disease, must with all practicable speed report that fact to a divisional veterinary manager5 or to a police constable, unless he reasonably believes that another person has already done so6.