For 15 years, the level of rabies in Ukraine has increased ten-fold, head of the State Veterinary and Phytosanitary Service of Ukraine Volodymyr Horzheev told a press conference on the topic "Epizootic situation of rabies in Ukraine," ForUm correspondent reports.
"The rapid development of the rabies epizootic was noted from 1996 to 2007. During this period, the disease rate was increased ten-fold," he said.
According to Horzheev, the reasons of such indicators are well known. During these years, there was a crisis in agriculture. In addition, animals did not get preventive treatment against rabies," head of the State Veterinary and Phytosanitary Service of Ukraine noted.
According to the State Veterinary Service, from the beginning of 2012, veterinary services have registered 807 disadvantaged areas in Ukraine, including Vinnytsia, Ternopil, Odesa and Kirovohrad regions.
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