13 January 2012, Friday, 14:23

The number of rabid animals in Bashkiria goes down

author: Galia Nabieva

Thanks to the efforts of veterinary services the number of cases of hydrophobia in Bashkiria was reduced in 2011. In a whole 87 cases among both wild and domestic animals have been registered last year, the deputy head of the Veterinary service RB Damir Khuzin reported. In 2010 there were 310 cases and 380 – in 2009.

At the same time situation with hydrophobia in Russia remains very unfavorable. 3016 cases of this disease have been registered in 2594 Russian settlements in 2011.

The highest number of cases was registered in Smolensk region – 211, in Moscow region – 215, Chelyabinsk region – 141, Orenburg region – 99 and Republic of Tatarstan – 117.