Rabies quarantine animals declared in three districts of Yakutia

 Quarantine for rabies wildlife set in Tomponsky, Abyyskogo, Nizhnekolymskiy areas of Yakutia, the regional government said.

"Quarantine is introduced into areas in order to eliminate the source of infection, the threat of the spread of rabies in animals and prevent human disease based on the results of examinations of the Yakut republican animal testing laboratory on February 18, 2013," — said the regional government. How many cases of rabies were reported, not specified.

Veterinary Department of Yakutia must approve comprehensive plan for eliminating rabies epizootic outbreak. Department Hunting Republic to ensure prompt reporting of cases of sudden death of wild animals, disease, or unusual behavior of wild animals.

Ministry of Health and the Republican Yakutia Rospotrebnadzor hold healing and preventive measures for the prevention of rabies in the population in the state program "Development of Health of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) in 2012-2016."

At the quarantine prohibited exhibitions of cats and dogs and brood nataski dogs, removal of cats and dogs outside areas. Quarantine will be lifted after two months from the date of the last cases of animal rabies.

Rabies — an infectious disease caused by the rabies virus Rabies virus, included in the genus Lyssavirus of the family Rhabdoviridae. The rabies virus causes specific encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) in humans and animals. Transmitted through saliva through the bite of an infected animal. Then, spreading along nerve pathways, the virus reaches the salivary glands and nerve cells of the cerebral cortex, hippocampus, bulbar centers, and hitting them, causing severe irreversible damage.

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