Two people in the city died of rabies in January this year, announced the Beijing Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention, the Beijing Youth Daily reported Tuesday.
One of them was bitten by a stray dog on the finger; the other was bitten on the finger by a pet dog. Neither was vaccinated after the injuries.
Most rabies cases in Beijing involve adult males who are farmers or migrants workers. Half of the people who caught rabies were bitten by stray dogs and most were not vaccinated.