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Reducing risk of contracting rabies - government's focus

13:35 | 29.03.2023 Category: Official

Chisinau, March 29 /MOLDPRES/- The risks of rabies disease in animals and humans will be reduced. Government approved today a sanitary-veterinary norm that establishes the measures to prevent, combat, control and eradicate rabies in domestic and wild animals, the government's communication and protocol department has reported.

Thus, animal owners, veterinarians and representatives of local and central public authorities will have the opportunity to apply sanitary-veterinary measures both in the case of suspicion and in the case of confirmation of rabies in animals from a holding, locality or area, as well as in the funds hunting. At the same time, the owners of dogs, cats and ferrets will be obliged to vaccinate the animals, for prophylactic purposes.

"Rabies is one of the most neglected diseases in the world. Cross-sector collaboration is essential to address and combat this problem. For this purpose, measures have been developed that will train the whole society, so that every citizen is responsible for public and animal health", sMinister of Agriculture and Food Industry Vladimir Bolea said.

In 2012-2021, 1156 cases of rabies in wild and domestic animals were registered in Moldova. More than 90% of the diseases were detected in cattle, dogs, foxes and cats. To date, 20 species of animals positive for the rabies virus have been found in the country.

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