Prevention of rabies in animals

Rabies is a viral nature and refers to a group of especially dangerous diseases common to humans and animals. On the disease is not affected neither climatic factors nor geographic situation, as rabies is recorded on all continents except Australia, and is the object of permanent attention of international organizations of medical and veterinary science. Are distinguished: natural type of rabies, the centers of which are formed by wild animals (wolf. Fox, raccoon dog, Fox, bats) and an urban type of rabies (dogs. cats, farm animals). The source of infection for humans are animals that are in the incubation period of the disease, or with a clinical picture of rabies. In the human body, the rabies virus enters through the bite or licks or rabid animal through a wound or microdamages skin, rarely of the mucous membrane. It is also possible aerosol mechanism of transmission. Some time the virus is in place, the implementation is approximately from several hours to 6 days. Further, it is rapidly spreading through the nervous system. Modern medicine does not know methods of treatment of rabies, however, to prevent the disease. This is a specific prevention of rabies, the introduction of a special vaccine against rabies, not later than 14 days from the moment of the bite. Therefore should know the basic rules, compliance with which will help prevent rabies: — do Not approach and do not iron the homeless animals. The animal can be contagious even before the appearance of the first symptoms of rabies, when it looks quite healthy. Explain all this to their children. Your child should know that if you accidentally bite or scratch a homeless animal, he must as soon as possible to inform someone of the parents. Even a little harmless kitten can be a carrier of rabies. — Keep clean and keep garbage cans on the street closed. The garbage around your home is a lure for wild and stray animals which are potential carriers of rabies. — Do not leave your Pets unattended. They can be attacked sick animals. — Always consult a veterinary specialist if your pet was to behave inappropriately. — In case of a bite or contact with skin saliva of a rabid or suspicious animal, immediately carefully — within 10 minutes — wash the wound with soap and water. Better — business. Then as quickly as possible, without delay, contact the nearest medical facility for emergency vaccination against rabies. Know that your life depends on how quickly you will be given anti-rabies help. And most importantly: all domestic carnivores should be vaccinated annually against rabies. Vaccination against rabies in the institutions of the state veterinary service of the Tver region is free. It should also be noted that the situation on rabies is under the constant supervision of the state veterinary service of the Tver region.

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