Neighborhood quarantined after rabies detected in northern Turkey
AA PhotoA neighborhood in the Black Sea province of Samsun has been quarantined following the detection of the rabies virus in a dog that bit a woman in Samsun’s Vezirköprü district.
The Food, Agriculture and Livestock Directorate in Vezirköprü quarantined the Yürükçal neighborhood, where Sebahat Arslan, 45, was bit by her dog last week, after the rabies virus was detected in the dog, which had been tested in laboratories after its death, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported on Nov. 3.
Arslan was reportedly taken to hospital and treated after the presence of the virus was detected in the deceased canine.
After the virus was detected, all ovines and cattle in the area were inoculated with the rabies vaccine, and 15 dogs, 12 of which had owners, were euthanized by municipality employees.
Training programs on rabies have been setup for Vezirköprü residents as well as school-aged children after the detection of the virus.
The livestock directorate also stated ovines would be denied entry to Yürükçal for three months and cattle would be denied entry to the neighborhood for six months.