Shandong Province’s Qilu TV has struck yet again with another quirky news story featured in its daily news program last Thursday — this time of a woman who starts barking like a mad dog after getting bitten by a mad dog. In the video clip, one sees the poor woman coughing, wheezing, panting and barking like a dog, seemingly uncontrollable. She has to be restrained with cables tied to the couch, which in turn is tied to a 20kg rock. Apparently, her husband has brought her to the hospital, but none of the doctors admitted her for fear that she might start attacking
them other patients?
Shanghaiist isn’t able to totally understand the dialect spoken on the video, but as much as we are able to make out of it, not once is rabies raised as a possibility for the mad woman’s behaviour, and that is a tad strange if Qilu TV wants its daily news programme to be respected as a credible source of news? We also find it very disconcerting that they’ve added in silly sounds designed to make people laugh. After all, rabies is a fatal disease and certainly, with only six known cases of people surviving rabies after the onset of symptoms, one should not make light of the situation? Unless of course as some of the commenters here seem to think — this news story and many others found on Qilu TV is a hoax?
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