In Bashkiria, in the Chishminsky district, an employee of a scientific enterprise allowed the spread of mouse pox. The damage from his actions is 4.7 million rubles.
In 2018, the 62-year-old defendant, being acting. Director of ANO NPO Microgen Nursery of Laboratory Animals, purchased white laboratory mice from various companies and individuals without veterinary documents. More than 1,000 mice were placed with other experimental rodents without being examined in compliance with quarantine procedures.
As a result, the entire livestock became infected with mousepox, and almost 29 thousand units had to be euthanized to prevent the spread of the disease, MediaCorSet news agency writes with reference to the republican prosecutor’s office.
The man was found guilty under the article “Exceeding official powers with causing grave consequences” and sentenced to five years of probation. In addition, he will have to pay damages.
Earlier, Doctor of Biological Sciences, Professor of the School of Systems Biology at George Mason University (Virginia, USA) Ancha Baranova warned Russians planning a trip to Asian countries that they should be wary of the “super gonorrhea” that appeared in this region. She was resistant to many drugs.