Over the past years, bovine rabies has become a significant problem in Hungary. Not only do foxes play and important role in the transmission of the virus to cattle, but also cats have recently been recognized as an important source of infection in cattle. In the investigated regions, seasonal peaks of transmission could be observed. The first cases of the year occurred in June, but the most cases were diagnosed in autumn and early winter. The average clinical course of rabies in infected animals extended over a period of 2-6 days, occasionally shorter and longer courses were presented. A short clinical course was usually related to an early onset of prominent nervous symptoms, while prolonged cases expressed fewer nervous signs. Prevention and control of the disease can be best achieved by regional oral vaccination of foxes as the positive results demonstrate in the Transdanubian region of Hungary.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Deutsche Tierarztliche Wochenschrift|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 1999|
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