In Kremenchuk, a horse bit a man and died: rabies is suspected
In Kremenchug, a horse bit a man. After that, the animal died. It is suspected that the horse had rabies.
Veterinarians took the biological material to the regional laboratory. The incident occurred in the village of Molodezhnoye in Kremenchug, Poltava region.
What is known about the horse that bit the man
The head doctor of the Kremenchug State Veterinary Clinic, Yuriy Slivka, said that the incident occurred on January 9th.
We were told that the horse injured the man and she was taken to the hospital. This horse is dead,” the doctor said.
He also added that 8 more animals live in the stable in Molodyozhny. However, he assured that there were no organizations within a kilometer of the premises. According to Yuri Slivka:
- the deceased and another horse were brought from the combat zone from the village of Vasishchevo, Kharkiv region;
- veterinarians have already selected the biological material of the deceased horse and sent it to the regional laboratory for research;
- then disinfection and other necessary measures were carried out in the room;
- the body of the dead horse was burned, and the remains were buried.
“Other animals are under observation. They were vaccinated against rabies,” the veterinarian said.
As of January 11, the animals are being monitored, there are no changes in their behavior. The results of the laboratory study were not yet available.
Note! Rabies is a dangerous viral disease of warm-blooded animals and humans that is caused by a virus. According to the Center for Public Health, it quickly damages the central nervous system, causing fatal inflammation of the brain and spinal cord.
How to protect yourself from rabies
- Rabies often passes from person to animal through a bite, scratch, microdamage to the skin, or contact with mucous membranes of saliva previously infected with the rabies pathogen.
- If bitten by an animal, immediately wash the wound for at least 15 minutes with soapy water or other detergents or disinfectants. For this, 70% alcohol or 5% iodine solution is suitable. Next, be sure to consult a doctor.
- Rabies can be avoided if, after a possible infection, a person receives a course of anti-rabies vaccinations.