8th Air Campaign of Vaccination against Rabies Kicks Off
Albanian Daily News
Published November 6, 2017
Small planes will fly in the Albanian skies during a two-week period of time spreading the vaccine for foxes’ immunization. This vaccination process, which will be conducted for the 8th consecutive year, aims to prevent the rabies disease spreading among these animals.
This campaign is a part of a project titled “PAZA II” drafted by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development with the endorsement of European Union. The project’s goal is to guarantee a secure and high rate vaccination among the red foxes, the main sources of the rabies disease spreading.
The vaccine’s spreading by the specially designed airplanes is expected to start on November 7. The airplanes will distribute some 20 vaccines for each kilometer/square acting in accordance with predefined maps of the country’s territory. A total of 560.000 vaccines will be distributed during this campaign.
The authorities urge to the inhabitants of the areas that will become subject of the vaccination campaign to avoid touching the baits used to lure the foxes toward the vaccine injected foods in order to prevent any risk for their life.