Health officials in Arkansas say that they have confirmed a case of rabies in a dog. Details are scant, as they always are in these kinds of reports, but we know the dog was found in Mississippi County. Mississippi county is located in Northeast Arkansas, just south of the Missouri Bootheel. Continue reading Rabid Dog In Arkansas
UPDATE: Connecticut Valley Veterinary Associates has now publicly identified itself as the facility that cared for the bat. The bat was reportedly injured and the person who brought it into the clinic was a homeowner who found the bat in his yard.
Officials are still looking for him.
Original Story: Health officials with Connecticut Department of Public Health say that they are looking for the person who brought a bat to a Marlborough vet clinic on June 23, 2017. The bat, they said, has tested positive for rabies–and that means that anyone who handled the animal should be evaluated for possible rabies exposure. Continue reading Connecticut Health Officials Look For Marlborough Bat Rescuer
Health officials with the New Mexico Department of Health announced last week that they had confirmed 2 new (human) cases of plague, bringing the total count so far this year to 3. Continue reading Plague In New Mexico – 3 Cases Now
Health officials across the country are continuing to sound the alarm about a Salmonella outbreak that is now being blamed not on tainted chicken meat or commercial henhouses but on ordinary, family-kept backyard poultry flocks. Continue reading Officials Continue To Warn About Backyard Poultry & Salmonella
Inspectors with the Hawaii Department of Agriculture say that they have taken custody of a bearded dragon lizard found by homeowners in Waianae. Continue reading Bearded Dragon Captured In Waianae, Hawaii
Health officials in two states are warning of possible rabies exposures related to kittens that were ultimately found to be infected with the virus. Continue reading Rabid Kittens Have Officials In Connecticut, Oklahoma Looking For Possible Victims
Animal health experts in Colorado are once again cautioning pet owners to keep their pets (and livestock) protected against rabies. Continue reading Pet Owners Again Cautioned As Rabies Cases Rise In Colorado
South Carolina health officials say that 3 people are undergoing post-exposure care after being potentially exposed to rabies. Continue reading 3 Treated For Possible Rabies After Skunk, Fox Attacks
Colorado health officials say they’ve confirmed rabies in 2 pet dogs so far this year. These mark the first cases of rabies in dogs in the state since a Texas dog was determined to be infected back in 2003. The last time a native dog was found to be rabid was in 1974. Continue reading Rabies Confirmed In 2 Colorado Pets
Health officials with the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development say that they have confirmed the state’s first case of rabies this year. It was found in a big brown bat in Ingham County. Continue reading Michigan Confirms First Rabies This Year