The Bulgarian Food Safety Agency (BFSA) plans to start the autumn oral vaccination of foxes against rabies. This was announced by the BFSA.
Vaccination will start on November 4. It will be carried out by specially equipped aircraft and by hand. Vaccination is planned to cover the 50-kilometer zone along the northern, western and southern land borders of the country, as well as in the 20-kilometer zone along the Danube River.
The campaign will be held in 23 districts. In no-fly zones, as well as near water bodies and populated areas, vaccines will be applied manually.
The BABH states that the baits will be scattered from about 1.5 million. from the air on the territory of the regions of Pernik, Kyustendil, Smolyan, Kardjali, Haskovo, Dobrich, Silistra, Vidin, Montana, Blagoevgrad, Pazardzhik, Yambol, Burgas, Plovdiv, Stara Zagora, Sofia region, the surroundings of Sofia-city, Shumen, Razgrad, Ruse, Veliko Tarnovo, Pleven and Vratsa. Near Kozloduy NPP and Sofia, the baits will be spread manually by specially trained people.
Vaccine baits are cube-shaped and have a specific smell that attracts predators. Veterinarians warn that the vaccine can be dangerous to human health. Touching with unprotected hands is not recommended.
Vaccines do not pose a health risk to other wild animals. However, it is recommended that pets are kept confined or on a leash to prevent them from taking the baits.
The vaccination campaign will continue throughout the month of November, with aerial spraying to be determined and dependent on weather conditions.
Rabies is a dangerous viral disease that affects all mammals and humans, with a fatal outcome.
BABH starts rabies vaccine for foxes
Specially equipped aircraft will disperse over 1 million baits from the air