• Marmots of Mongolia suspected of feeding plague in the Republic of Altai

  • In the Altai Republic held a working meeting on the possible aggravation of the situation in the natural plague focus located in the Kosh-Agach district. On Wednesday, may 17, reported on of the Republican government.

    Authorities have stated that the plague is the most active of the 11 throughout Russia. While most of it is in the territory of Mongolia, where the situation is much more complicated. In particular, the spread of infection can contribute to grey marmots.

    "On a site where localizability the human cases, the Groundhog almost died from the same plague, and on the sectors where manifested the greatest epizootic activity, now its numbers are extremely low or absent. At the same time, border areas are quite high, the number of [Groundhog]. In addition, a large number of hearth is in Mongolia, and may our hearth out of there somehow fueled", — said the Director of the Irkutsk research anti-plague Institute of Siberia and the Far East Serega Hoodies.

    In order to avoid Contracting the plague, from February vaccination of the inhabitants of the Kosh-Agach district. Today has already vaccinated more than $ 16.2 thousands of people (89.7% of the plan), including 6.4 thousand children. Despite this, the danger of Contracting continues. At risk, according to the head of Rospotrebnadzor of the region Leonid Socinova, children and those who illegally prey on marmots.

    At the same time, the press service of the government noted that, due to the timely work of specialists, the correct diagnosis and medical assistance to avoid fatal cases of plague in the Republic is possible, whereas "in neighbouring Mongolia, such cases are recorded".


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