An inhabitant of Solonceni village of Rezina district was bitten by a rabid cat. Inspectors of the district Food Safety Division instituted quarantine in the village for a period of two months. A series of measures required in such cases will be taken in the period.
Contacted by IPN, medical assistant of the Solonceni Family Doctors’ Center Elena Lupashko said the person bitten by the cat is a minor. This was immediately administer an anti-rabies vaccine and is now receiving specific treatment.
Dogs and cats were vaccinated in the village to prevent the spread of the disease.
Rabies is a viral disease that causes inflammation of the brain in humans and other mammals. Early symptoms can include fever and tingling at the site of exposure. These symptoms are followed by one or more of the following symptoms: violent movements, uncontrolled excitement, fear of water, an inability to move parts of the body and others.