Three cases of rabies in dogs have been identified in the Dnipropetrovsk region, with one of them being reported in the Kryvyi Rih district. This information was announced by the Main Directorate of the State Consumer Service in the Dnipropetrovsk region.
In the village of Sofiyivka, Kryvyi Rih district, veterinary medicine experts from the Veterinary Medicine Department confirmed a case of rabies in a dog following a report from local residents and a thorough investigation. Similar cases were also reported in the villages of Chornenkove in Sinyelnykivskyi district and Zhovte in Kamianske district of the Dnipropetrovsk region.
In addition to cases of rabies in dogs, trichinosis in wild boars has been detected in hunting grounds of Sinyelnykivskyi district. A case of trichinosis in foxes has been reported in the hunting grounds of Kamianske district.
To prevent the widespread transmission of rabies, it is necessary to vaccinate domestic pets annually and carefully observe their behavior. Infected animals exhibit aggression, increased salivation, fear of water, and light. If you notice abnormal behavior, it is recommended to contact veterinary services.
The Ministry of Health advises caution when interacting with animals, as humans can contract rabies through bites or when infected saliva comes into contact with mucous membranes or damaged skin, such as through scratches. If you have been bitten or scratched by an animal, especially if it is wild or stray, seek immediate medical attention. In case of human infection, prompt hospitalization and administration of rabies vaccine are necessary. The recommended vaccination protocol consists of six doses of the Indirab vaccine.
Earlier, we reported that a case of rabies was registered in the Dnipropetrovsk region, highlighting the dangers associated with it.