Legionowo poviat on the list of regions at risk of rabies!

Mazowieckie Voivodeship struggles with new animal rabies cases. Most cases of the disease are confirmed in wild animals such as foxes, but there are also isolated cases in domestic animals. For this reason, the Mazovian Voivode, Konstanty Radziwiłł, expanded the risk area to other regions, including the Legionowo poviat. What should pet owners in rabies risk areas be aware of?

Additional cases of rabies in animals have been recorded in Mazowieckie Voivodeship, mainly in free-living foxes. In 2021, 110 animal rabies cases were confirmed in Mazowieckie Voivodeship. Since the beginning of 2022, 20 cases of rabies have been diagnosed in Masovia. Recently, four more cases of the disease have been confirmed in three foxes (in Nowa Pogorzel, Warszawa – Białołęka, Wawer) and one cat (Hipolitów). Due to the growing number of infections detected, the Mazovian Voivode, Konstanty Radziwiłł, issued on April 15 this year. a regulation to extend the risk area for rabies.

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