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Number of rabies cases among animals decreased by more than 65% in Penza region

13:34 | 28.03.2017 | Society

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Penza, 28 March 2017. PenzaNews. The number of rabies cases among animals decreased by 66.1% in the Penza region in 2016 compared to 2015. Such data was posted on the website of the regional department of the Federal Service on Surveillance for Consumer rights protection and human well-being.

Number of rabies cases among animals decreased by more than 65% in Penza region

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According to the department, last year 41 cases of rabies were registered.

12 of them were registered in relation to foxes and dogs, 14 – in relation to cats, three – to farm animals.

34 settlements were named problematic. The greatest concentration of hotbeds of rabies was registered in the Penza, Serdobsky, and Shemysheysky areas (four cases in each area), as well as in the Gorodischensky area (three cases).

The number of visits to a doctor in relation to animal bites amounted to 199.1 cases per 100,000 people – altogether doctors registered 2,709 cases. 43.6% of the bitten people were bit by dogs, 21.3% – by cats. Interestingly, all animals had owners.

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