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FGBI “VGNKI” Took Part in Meeting of OIE Working Group for Rabies

On October 8-10 a meeting of the Rabies Working Group of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) was held in Paris. The meeting was attended by Artyom Metlin, Deputy Director for Science of FGBI “VGNKI”, Doctor of Veterinary Science and one of the key experts for rabies in Russia.

During the working meeting the experts discussed development and implementation of OIE-supported national programs for control of dog-transmitted rabies in various countries. The specialists developed a special questionnaire, which will become the basis for the countries submitting applications to the OIE for assistance in rabies control. The OIE is conducting this work within a global initiative to eliminate human deaths from dog-transmitted rabies.

Amendments to the article Rabies of the OIE Terrestrial Animal Health Code were also analyzed at the meeting. The group members discussed the current situation with oral vaccination of dogs in different countries and made suggestions for further action.


Oct 14, 2019

Categorys: Veterinary , OIE