Neighborhood in Turkey’s west taken under quarantine after attack of cat with rabies
The incident occurred in the Bağcılı neighborhood of Aydın’s Nazilli district.
The cat was lurking in the basement of a home and attacked after the woman opened the door to the basement. After fleeing the scene, the cat also attacked another local women and a nearby cow.
The cat was subsequently captured and killed by officials in the district, while the attacked women were vaccinated on suspicion of rabies.
The Provincial Directorate of the Livestock Ministry released a statement on March 6 announcing the start of the quarantine in the neighborhood.
“A cat attacked two women in the Bağcılı neighborhood, which is one of the most remote parts of our district. Following the determination that the cat had rabies, we vaccinated two women who were attacked by the cat. The killed cat was delivered to the Veterinary Research Institute in İzmir’s Bornova. After rabies was detected, the neighborhood was quarantined for six months, banning the entrance and exit of all animals. Our team will conduct rabies vaccinations on all animals in the neighborhood,” said the statement.