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The first test confirmed rabies in the shelter of Yakutsk

The first test confirmed rabies in the shelter of Yakutsk

A commission of the government of the Republic of Yakutia completed an inspection regarding the detection of rabies and 200 corpses of dogs and cats in the city overexposure. Experts explained the origin of all euthanized animals.

According to the press service of the republican government, the animals found dead in the container discovered by the animal welfare protectors on March 7 on the streets from hitting cars. In addition, the commission confirmed a positive test for rabies virus in one of the shelter dogs. In the second, closed container, there were just dogs and cats, euthanized due to possible contact with a dog who died from rabies.

The only violation found by government experts was the lack of public awareness of the detected disease, as well as the inconsistency of actions of responsible organizations. Now, in the territory of the overexposure point, thermal treatment of the territory is underway. In addition, the prosecutor’s inspection continues regarding the actions of the veterinary department. The Ministry of Internal Affairs is also investigating the illegal entry of outsiders - animal welfare defenders - into the quarantined territory of the city detention center. 

Earlier, State Duma deputy Vladimir Burmatov demanded to institute criminal case to the leadership of the Yakut overexposure point. He also sent deputy inquiries requesting a thorough investigation into the detection of rabies. On your page in Instagram The deputy shared the response of the prosecutor's office at his request. According to him, the problem arose because the shelter dogs were not vaccinated against rabies. 

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