The main carriers of rabies in the area are foxes (57%), productive animals (23%), dogs and cats (20%). In December-January 2007-2008, in the Novgorod region revealed nine cases of rabies in domestic and wild animals. The only affected by the epizootic was 34-year-old resident of Staraya Russa, bite an infected kitten. To date, veterinarians have planted about 8000 pets, vaccination is continues. A leading source for info: PCRM. In Saransk, the cases of homeless animals attack humans. Since the beginning of the year in the health facility for help asked 36 people who were bitten by stray dogs. Meanwhile, Thai microbiologists against rabies have decided to use old-fashioned way: 'button – fire with fire' and was invented by the methods of genetic engineering prototype 'treatment' of the virus.
Thus, Thai scientists have managed to create a prototype RNA genome of the virus that can arrest the spread of this dangerous infection inside the body. Kerch Strait: pollution problems are not solved yet another surge relevance was dedicated last week the problem of eliminating the consequences of ecological disaster in the Kerch Strait. On Tuesday, during the talks between Vladimir Putin and Viktor Yushchenko in Moscow raised the issue of 'damages caused by accidents Russian ships in the Kerch Strait. " At the end of the week the oil slick area of five thousand square meters was discovered in the Crimea in the coastal strip of Kerch Strait from Cape to Cape Small Taquile. Crimean ecologists Republican Association "Ecology and Peace 'on-site release of petroleum has recorded the deaths of several dozen birds, many of jellyfish and other marine animals.