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Naturopath under fire

A bizarre case of a naturopath treating a young B.C. boy with the saliva of a rabid dog because of werewolf like behaviour, has caught the attention of Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry.

CTV is reporting that Henry is urging Health Canada to review its approval of lyssin, which contains rabid dog saliva.

"While I believe that homeopathy plays a complimentary role for some families in their health, I have concerns that some people may delay or avoid proven effective treatments while relying on homeopathy alone," Henry said in a statement.

The story came to light earlier this week and on Thursday the B.C. Naturopathic Association filed a complaint against practitioner Anke Zimmermann.

Zimmermann treated the boy for issues allegedly related to a dog bite the boy received.

-with files from CTV Vancouver



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