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Citizens whose activities are connected with danger of Contracting rabies should be vaccinated. This was written by the acting Minister of health of Ukraine Ulyana Suprun on his page in Facebook.
“Make preventive inoculations, if your work is connected with risk of infection, particularly if you work for a veterinarian, game warden, Forester, laboratories, working with animals,” she said.
According to Suprun, vaccination and prophylactic purposes, and after the bite. “The rabies vaccine used for primary immunization of people who have been in contact or have been bitten by a rabid, suspected of rabies or unknown animals. Also rabies vaccine conduct preventive immunization of people whose work is associated with risk of infection: staff members of laboratories working with street rabies virus, veterinarians, hunters, foresters and others,” she wrote.
According to acting Minister, the party of 15 thousand doses of vaccines for the prevention of rabies are sent to the regions of Ukraine. Just purchased 93 thousand doses.
“Anti-rabies vaccine intended for the prevention and treatment of rabies in children and adults, purchased and delivered by the Agency Crown Agents in Ukraine from the state budget. The next batch of vaccines will be delivered in the course of the year,” said Suprun.
She stressed that in 99% of cases people the rabies virus transmitted by dogs.
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