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Rabid Cat Attacks Owners In Macedonia

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Rabid Cat Attacks Owners in Macedoniafeline rabies, cat rabies, rabid cat, MacedoniaThe Republic of Macedonia reported the country’s first ever case of feline rabies to the World Organization for Animal Health today.The Republic of Macedonia reported today the country’s first ever case of feline rabies to the World Organization for Animal Health.newslineRabid Cat Attacks Owners in MacedoniaPosted: March 26, 2012, 7:05 p.m. EST

Macedonia reports cat rabies

The Republic of Macedonia reported the country’s first ever case of feline rabies to the World Organization for Animal Health today.

A pet cat attacked its owners on March 2, 2012, and was subsequently euthanized. The animal tested positive for lyssavirus via direct fluorescent antibody test, polymerase chain reaction and virus isolation at the Veterinary Institute in Skopje, Macedonia.

A cat and a dog that shared the same yard with the rabid cat were also euthanized, and the cat’s owners were treated with anti-rabies, post-exposure prophylaxis at the Clinic for Infectious Disease in Shtip, Macedonia. In response to the outbreak, 65 cats and 257 dogs in the area were vaccinated for rabies.

The last time Macedonia, a former Yugoslav Republic country, reported a case of rabies of any kind was in December 2011.

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