On the 14th local time, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that dogs from 113 countries classified as high-risk countries for rabies will be temporarily banned from entering the United States. The ban will take effect on July 14. The 113 countries include Russia, China, India, Brazil, Kenya and other countries.
Reuters reported that the ban will apply to all dogs, including puppies, emotional support dogs, dogs brought from the United States and returned from high-risk countries, and those who have visited high-risk countries in the past six months. dog. The CDC stated that the “temporary ban is to prevent the rabies virus from re-entering the United States, thereby ensuring public health.”
Emily Pieracci, a U.S. CDC animal medicine officer, said that since the epidemic, the number of dogs entering the United States with false rabies vaccination certificates has increased tremendously; in addition, during the epidemic, dog vaccination programs in many places around the world have been cancelled or suspended. According to the CDC, about 1.06 million dogs entered the United States each year before, and the ban, which is expected to last for one year, will affect about 60,000 dogs entering the United States.