- By Julia Anufrieva Russian Broadcasting Company, Region
45 (translated from Russian, edited)
- An emergency has been declared in the Kurgan region.
Cases of rabies among animals have been recorded in all districts of the
region. In January 2005 alone, more than 200 people bitten by sick animals
have sought medical attention. This is 30 per cent more than last year
. The most distressing case was reported from the Makushinsk District.
A rottweiler [rabid or not?] mauled and killed an 8 year old boy. Doctors
are disturbed by the fact that rabies has recently become more common in
cats. Wild animals began to show [disturbed behavior] after summer forest
fires, and hungry predators -- foxes and wolves -- in search of food began
to enter human settlements, where they came into contact with domestic
pets and transmitted rabies infection to them.
- Ivan Panasenko, the head physician of the Regional Unit
for Control of Animal Disease, stated that general vaccination of pets
and [bait containing anti-rabies vaccine] had shown little effect this
winter . Rabies diagnostics are carried out in the Virology Laboratory
in Rjabkovo. In January , about 40 samples from foxes, dogs, horses,
and cows were submitted to the laboratory for examination. The samples
from dogs were rabies positive. As a consequence, hunters have been authorized
to shoot wild animals of the canine family.
- Hunter Dies From Rabies In Dubna (Moscow region)
- Moskovskiy Komsomolez - newspaper (translated by Mod.
NR, edited) 2-22-5
- A 29 year old man from Dubna turned to medical care,
having developed hydrophobia, when it was too late to do prophylactic vaccination,
and on the fifth day of hospitalization he died. He had been butchering
the carcass of an animal a month before his symptoms appeared. When the
man was examined later, physicians found no visible skin damages. But this
does not exclude the case that he might have had cuts when he was skinning
the animal. All his family members and people who were in contact with
him are prescribed to get vaccination.
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- The Kurgan region is located in the southwest of the
West Siberian plain. It borders the Sverdlovsk Region in the north and
north west, the Chelyabinsk region in the west and south west, Kazakhstan
in the south and south east, and the Tjumen region in the east and north
east. Rabies is also a problem in the adjacent Chelyabinsk and Sverdlovsk
regions. - Mod.NP
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