|A 37 year old woman died of rabies in Beijing last week, reports the Municipal Bureau of Health. The victim, from Central China`s Henan
Province, was bitten by her puppy, which had not been immunized, on 10 Jan 2006. She died on 14 Feb 2006 in Southwest Beijing`s Fangshan District.
From 13 to 19 Feb 2006, hospitals in Beijing saw a rapid increase in numbers of patients who had been injured by their pets.
In addition, 204 citizens have called the city`s health hotline for information about rabies
during the past week, accounting for 42 per cent of all calls to the service.
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