In the Odessa region immunization of wild animals against rabies

07 December 2018, 10:30
In the Odessa region immunization of wild animals against rabies

In the Odessa region, the campaign for the oral immunization of wild animals against rabies began. It takes place through the spread of lures with a vaccine from aircraft over forest, hunting and field lands in the region. The purpose of the event is to create sustainable immunity in wildlife, which are the main carriers of the rabies agent. Most often the virus is affected by foxes, wolves, raccoon dogs, martens.

The bait is safe for humans and animals. It looks like a small cake size with a matchbox and a smell of meat-and-bone meal. Inside, there is a jelly-like capsule with a rabies vaccine. The bait can not be taken, broken or moved

It should be noted that the campaign for oral immunization began on December 6 and lasts until the end of the month. About 500,000 doses of vaccines are planned to be distributed on the territory of the Odessa region.

For reference. Dodger - a particularly dangerous acute viral disease of animals and humans, which is characterized by signs of polycelectoma and is accompanied by severe damage to the central nervous system and leads to fatal outcome. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), it is among the top five most dangerous zoo anthroponoses.