Sobyanin Orders Rabies Quarantine in Greater Moscow

Mayor Sergei Sobyanin has issued a rabies quarantine order for the second time in 2013 in the Troitsk administrative district of Greater Moscow.

The order, which calls for a two-month quarantine, follows the discovery on Feb. 21 of rabies-stricken wild animals that had "established contact with street animals," Interfax reported Tuesday.

No rabies-induced illnesses in humans have been reported so far.

The order prohibits the removal of animals outside the administrative area. Activities such as dog exhibits are also banned, as is the sale of animals.

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