General precautions for protection against anti-rabies vaccine-baits, intended for the immunization of wild animals – Spring 2019
The Greek Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development from 3 April 2019 will conduct the scheduled autumn wild-life rabies vaccination campaign, by aerial dropping of baits containing a live attenuated rabies vaccine in non-residential areas, in the Regional Units of Thessaloniki, Halkidiki, Kilkis, Serres, Pella, Imathia, Pieria, Kozani, Grevena, Kastoria, Florina, Ioannina, Larissa, Trikala, Karditsa, Arta, Rodopi, Xanthi, Evros (except Samothraki island), Kavala (except Thassos island), Drama, as well as parts of the Aitoloakarnania, Preveza and Evritania Regional Units. However, individuals or pets may come in contact with these baits during walks or other activities in nature. There is also the possibility of vaccines being dropped, dragged or transported by animals or due to weather conditions within residential areas.
Department of Epidemiological Surveillance and Intervention