Russian PM treated for rabies

By United Press International   |   June 2, 2005 at 1:58 PM

MOSCOW, June 2 (UPI) -- Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Fradkov has been treated for a possible case of rabies after being bitten by a wild cat.

The Russian daily Nezavisimaya Gazeta reported Thursday a wild cat had bitten Fradkov while visiting his country residence in late May. The prime minister's security detail was able to capture to the cat for medical examination.

Kremlin medical officials are taking Fradkov's misfortune seriously due to a recent outbreak of rabies in the Moscow region that has claimed three lives this year.

The prime minister's press service has denied repeated media claims Fradkov is in poor health.

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