Blog Business Entertainment Environment Health Latest News News Analysis Opinion Science Sports Technology World
After Wild Animals Tested Positive For Rabies, Two Villages Near A Kerala Forest Took Precautions.

The authorities in Kerala were forced to establish "immune buffer zones" in the villages because wild animals played a role in rabies outbreaks there.


A jackal and a dhole in Kuttiyani, Thiruvananthapuram, and the Thottapuzhassery-Charalkunnu region of Ranni, Pathanamthitta, both tested positive for rabies recently. Before their demise, the wild animals in the region attacked several domestic animals, including dogs and livestock.


Tests performed on October 22 at the State Institute of Animal Diseases, Palode, found evidence of rabies in both instances. According to representatives of the Directorate of Animal Husbandry, the rabid animal also bit a horse in Pathanamthitta.


In addition, last month, the state administration started a broad vaccination program for street and domestic dogs in the state in response to reports of an upsurge in street dog attacks and a few fatal rabies cases. All local organizations in the state were tasked with organizing mass immunization campaigns.


Following the instances, the Directorate started disease containment activities in the Kuttiyani and Thottapuzhassery-Charalkunnu regions in anticipation of a potential rabies epidemic.


As part of the "containment dog vaccination campaign," vaccinations would be given to all dogs in the area, including stray animals, and booster shots would be given to those who had already received immunizations. 


Even if they had received post-exposure therapy, instructions were provided to separate and treat the animals allegedly bitten by the rabid ones. According to a senior official, these animals will be checked for rabies symptoms and given rabies testing. Both of these areas will be required to go through follow-up exams regularly. 


In addition, the official said that the genomic sequencing of the isolated rabies virus and species identification of the wild animals involved would be performed to locate wildlife reservoirs. It would be done to find out where the rabies virus came from in the first place.


It has been recommended that animals be vaccinated against rabies in certain areas considered high-risk zones. According to the official, intensive awareness initiatives will be conducted among the general public and owners of domestic animals in forest and peri-urban


regions to create awareness about the rabies danger posed by wild animals and the necessity to vaccinate domestic animals.


Share This Post On

Tags: #kerala #positive #wild animals #rabies



0 comments

Leave a comment


You need to login to leave a comment. Log-in
Thesocialtalks.com is a Global Media House Initiative by Socialnetic Infotainment Private Limited.

TheSocialTalks was founded in 2020 as an alternative to mainstream media which is fraught with misinformation, disinformation and propaganda. We have a strong dedication to publishing authentic news that abides by the principles and ethics of journalism. We are an organisation driven by a passion for truth and justice in society.

Our team of journalists and editors from all over the world work relentlessly to deliver real stories affecting our society. To keep our operations running, We need sponsors and subscribers to our news portal. Kindly sponsor or subscribe to make it possible for us to give free access to our portal and it will help writers and our cause. It will go a long way in running our operations and publishing real news and stories about issues affecting us.

Your contributions help us to expand our organisation, making our news accessible to more everyone and deepening our impact on the media.

Support fearless and fair journalism today.


Related