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Re-emergence of Rabies in Mazowieckie Voivodship, Poland, 2021
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  • Marcin Smreczak,
  • Anna Orłowska,
  • Paweł Trębas,
  • Agnieszka Stolarek,
  • Conrad Freuling,
  • thomas mueller
Marcin Smreczak
National Veterinary Research Institute Department of Virology National Reference Laboratory for Rabies Puławy Poland

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Anna Orłowska
National Veterinary Research Institute Department of Virology National Reference Laboratory for Rabies Puławy Poland
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Paweł Trębas
National Veterinary Research Institute Department of Virology National Reference Laboratory for Rabies Puławy Poland
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Agnieszka Stolarek
National Veterinary Research Institute Department of Epidemiology and Risk Assessment Puławy Poland
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Conrad Freuling
Institute for Molecular Virology and Cell Biology Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut 17943 Greifswald-Insel Riems Germany
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thomas mueller
Institute for Molecular Virology and Cell Biology Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut 17943 Greifswald-Insel Riems Germany
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Abstract

Due to the oral vaccination of foxes against rabies most of the territory of Poland was freed from rabies of non-flying mammals. In January 2021 rabies was diagnosed in fox in the central part of Mazowieckie Voivodship where rabies has not been detected since last 17 years. Subsequently, in the following months the rabies virus infection spread southward reaching the voivodship of Świętokrzyskie in November 2021. Emergency actions were implemented aiming at rapid rabies elimination.