By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

In July 2020, 117 cases of rabies in animals were recorded, according to the Federal State Budgetary Institution, the Rosselkhoznadzor publication Veterinary and Life reported. This compares with 77 sick animals identified in June. In July, the largest number of cases of rabies was noted in the Yaroslavl, Saratov, Penza, Ryazan, Chelyabinsk, Vladimir, Samara and Kaluga regions.

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Among wild carnivores, 61 cases of rabies were identified in July. The largest number of infected foxes is 39, as well as 13 raccoon dogs and four badgers. One case of infection was recorded in the populations of wild boars, wolves, raccoons, moles and martens. In addition, 52 cases of infection with the virus in cats and dogs have been reported. Among cattle and small ruminants, four cases of rabies were recorded in July.

It should be noted that in Moscow, three settlements are closed due to this infection in quarantine. Restrictions were introduced in the settlement of Klenovskoye in the Troitsky District, in the settlement of Sosenskoye in the Novomoskovsky District and on the territory of the Nagatinsky Zaton in the southern district of the capital. Veterinarians remind that one of the most effective ways to prevent rabies in animals is vaccination.

A new rabies vaccine for domestic and farm animals was developed at a scientific institution of the Rosselkhoznadzor – the Federal Center for Animal Health (FGBI ARRIAH). The inactivated emulsion cultural antirabies vaccine “ARRIACH-Rabivak” forms stable immunity in animals (the level of antibodies is 2-3 times higher than that of traditional vaccines) for a period of more than 12 months.