Smallpox outbreak recorded in Primorye

Smallpox outbreak recorded in Primorye

Dangerous virus infects sheep farms in the region, told RIA PrimaMedia in the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Supervision.

In one of the private farms Kirov district of sheep pox disease is detected. The farm contains 250 sheep, 35 of them fell ill, fell 24. An investigation regarding the establishment of a source of infection.

Abnormal laboratory result confirmed the correctness of the material pre-diagnosis.

In the village quarantined, the necessary veterinary measures. Experts are trying to determine the cause of a dangerous source of infection.

Help. Smallpox — a viral disease of animals and humans, which is characterized by fever and rash. Source of the virus — the sick animals and virus carriers. The main route of infection — aerogenic. The virus is transmitted by contact with infected animals healthy, virus through contaminated food, water, hair, health products.

In the environment, it is stored for several months. Sheep-pox virus can persist in a cool dark place for up to two years.

PrimaMedia

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