A group of fifteen teenagers from Sidi Al Kamel — a rural Moroccan town, extracted rabies from a local donkey after reportedly having sex with it, according to authorities.
The juveniles were treated at the Mechraa Belksiri Hospital for a week after the animal transmitted the disease to them, Morocco World News reported.
It was also stated that the number of those infected could be a lot higher because some families sought treatment outside the immediate area in order to avoid shame.
Local officials are asking people to come forward if they have “approached” or “admired” the animal closely for the sake of limiting further spread of the disease.
The incident left the families of the teens disturbed. It quickly became the subject of ridicule among the population of the small town.
Local authorities ordered the owner of the animal to slaughter it to avoid further risk of spreading the infection.
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