The Finnish Food Authority will begin aerial distribution of rabies bait vaccines along the south-eastern border on 13 September. These will continue for about one month. The goal of these air drops is to prevent rabies occurring in animals in the wild from spreading to Finland. Finland has been officially free of rabies since 1991.
Rabies vaccine baits have been used successfully for decades around the world to fight against rabies in animals in the wild. Dropping vaccine baits in the wild has proved to be the only efficient way of eradicating rabies in large areas.
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