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  • Monterey Cat Dies in Rare Rabies Case

    07/11/2015 8:49:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Monterey Herald ^ | Claudia Meléndez Salinas
    Public officials are reminding animal owners to vaccinate their pets in the wake of a confirmed rabies case. A cat in the city of Monterey that became aggressive and later died was confirmed by health authorities to have been infected with rabies, only the second laboratory-confirmed case in at least 30 years. It’s difficult to determine how animals get rabies, and health officials are now focused on the health of the family where the animal lived, Monterey County Health Officer Edward Moreno said. “Our priority when we find an animal that has rabies is to identify humans that may have...
  • Norwood, NJ Man Bit By Coyote While Out Walking Dog, Discusses Attack

    04/20/2015 2:54:17 PM PDT · by FreeReign · 53 replies
    CBS New York ^ | Apr. 20 2015
    NORWOOD, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A coyote attack in Norwood, N.J. has residents on edge. Stephen Sinisi said he was walking his dog, Raleigh, near the woods on McClellan Street and D’Ercole Court after 9 p.m. Sunday when he saw what he thought was a stray dog approaching.“I was walking back and what looked like a dog approaching me,” Sinisi told CBS2’s Meg Baker. “Then we got closer I was like, ‘No, this is not a stray dog,’” he told 1010 WINS’ Rebecca Granet. Sinisi was attacked as he tried to get his dog back into the house.
  • Beaver Attacks are Serious

    12/18/2014 8:48:53 PM PST · by marktwain · 75 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    I had missed this article when it came out in June of 2014.   It was particularly startling because there is no mention of the beaver having rabies.  The animal literally jumped out of the water, grabbed the kayaker by the arm, and pulled him from the boat.  From wtvr.com: “It’s just a freak thing. This beaver was upset about something and went after him,” kayaking trainer Nate Reynolds said. “I heard him yell my name, so I come running out. As soon as I came out, I see the boat flip over, so the beaver had actually jumped...
  • Tina Brown Treats Republicans Like Dogs: 'They Had Their Rabies Shots'

    10/20/2014 6:50:51 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Tart-tongued Tina Brown is at it again. On today's Morning Joe, seeking to explain why Republicans are doing surprisingly well with women voters this year, Brown said: "they had their rabies shots." Brown was responding to a Politico article reporting that President Obama is under water with women voters, and that this is spilling over into Senate races. In Colorado, for example, a poll shows Republican Cory Gardner leading Dem Mark Udall by nine points among women. And even Alison Lundergan Grimes [who may or may not have voted for Barack Obama], only leads among women by two. Brown's ugly...
  • Trapped, then poisoned: Kabul's ruthless dog cull

    09/03/2014 3:57:54 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 29 replies
    Kabul - Cornered against a wall and with a steel hook pushed around his neck, the dog emits a savage howl in a desperate attempt to fight free, but poison will soon be forced into his mouth as Kabul's cull of strays claims another kill. About 17 600 dogs were poisoned last year by municipal workers in the Afghan capital in an effort to protect residents from disease and to control the rocketing population of canines that roam the city's streets and open ground. The method of killing is brutally effective. Teams of dog-catchers wearing orange suits use long steel...
  • Woman saves a puppy that turns out to be a coyote (RABID - short video)

    07/14/2014 10:55:00 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 31 replies
    Huffpost Live ^ | Caitlyn Becker
    Video at link
  • Beaver Savagely Attacks Kayaker

    06/17/2014 10:53:13 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 43 replies
    Newser ^ | June 17, 2014 | Evann Gastaldo
    "A kayaker in Upstate New York was hospitalized after being attacked by a beaver in Irondequoit Creek last week. Michael Cavanaugh was knocked into the water when the beaver jumped out of the creek and started mauling him, biting him on his back and arm. "I heard my name called out from the shop and I ran out the door to see a guy getting pulled into the water," a trainer at BayCreek Paddling Center tells WHAM. "It was like watching a horror film." Cavanaugh was able to get to the dock, but the beaver wouldn't let go, so the...
  • (Illegal)Immigrant's Rabies Death Set Off Search for Others

    06/08/2014 4:51:17 PM PDT · by kristinn · 6 replies
    AP via MyFoxHouston ^ | Sunday, June 8, 2014
    The death of a Guatemalan immigrant from rabies last year at a Corpus Christi hospital set off a transnational search for others who may have been exposed. The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reports (http://bit.ly/1kIVAJt ) that more than 700 people were assessed for rabies exposure in what Ryan Wallace, a rabies expert for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, called a very rare scenario. Federico Mendez-Hernandez began showing symptoms after Border Patrol captured him in South Texas following his illegal entry.
  • Immigrant's rabies death set off search for others

    06/08/2014 12:34:06 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 12 replies
    KHOU ^ | June 8, 2014 | Associated Press
    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — The death of a Guatemalan immigrant from rabies last year at a Corpus Christi hospital set off a transnational search for others who may have been exposed.
  • The Girl Who Survived Rabies

    05/27/2014 2:34:52 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 48 replies
    You Tube ^ | December 19, 2013 | Documentary
    The girl who survived rabies is about 15 year old, Jeanna Giese, from Wisconsin in the USA, who survived rabies thanks to an innovative and desperate treatment tried out on her by Dr. Rodney Willougby. His technique involved putting her into a deep coma allowing her body to begin an antibody response to the disease that let Jeanna gradually regained normal function. Subsequent testing of the same technique did not have such good results.
  • She-Wolf Attacks More Than 10 People in Tiberias Before Shot Dead (VIDEO)

    03/08/2014 6:20:29 PM PST · by fso301 · 62 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | March 7, 2014 | Staff Writers
    I didn't even know they had wolfs/coyotes in that part of the world.
  • DHEC: Puppy exposes 10 SC residents to rabies (SC)

    02/07/2014 9:58:40 AM PST · by Gamecock · 6 replies
    The State ^ | February 7, 2014
    ROCK HILL — Ten people will need treatment after one person was bitten and nine others were potentially exposed to rabies by a puppy that tested positive for the disease in Rock Hill, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control reported Thursday afternoon. "About 275 South Carolinians must undergo preventive treatment for rabies every year, with most exposures coming from bites or scratches by a rabid or suspected rabid animal," said Sue Ferguson of DHEC's Bureau of Environmental Health Services. "Wild animals carry the disease most often, but domestic pets can contract rabies as well." Ferguson said state law...
  • ICE Detainee Succumbs to Rabies (South Texas)

    06/13/2013 6:12:54 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 4 replies
    KRGV ^ | June 12, 2013
    CORPUS CHRISTI - A Guatemalan national, who had been in the custody since May 12, died Tuesday at a Corpus Christi hospital. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said the man, Federico Mendez Hernandez, 28, was diagnosed with rabies. Health experts believe he contracted the virus prior to crossing into the United States. Border Patrol agents arrested Mendez on May 9 on the Rio Grande near Hidalgo. He was transferred to ICE custody three days later. On May 18, Mendez was transported to Christus Spohn Hospital Kleberg in Kingsville after he reported symptoms compatible with rabies. The following day, he...
  • Rabid organ transplant kills Maryland man

    03/16/2013 1:57:23 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 39 replies
    bbc.co.uk ^ | 15 March 2013 | BBC
    A man in the US state of Maryland has died of rabies, which he contracted from an infected kidney transplant more than a year ago, health officials say. The early March death has led officials to treat three other patients who received organs from the same donor. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) say doctors did not suspect rabies as the cause of death in the donor and did not test for it. Typically no more than three cases of rabies are diagnosed in the US yearly.
  • Bobcat that attacked Massachusetts family was rabid, officials say

    01/09/2013 7:56:15 PM PST · by South40 · 31 replies
    USNews/NBC.com ^ | 1/9/2013 | Daniel Arkin
    The wild bobcat that attacked two people in Brookfield, Mass., leaving a man with severe gashes on his face and arms, had rabies, according to a town official. Stephen J. Comtois, chairman of the town council, announced at a council meeting Tuesday evening that the bobcat was infected with the neurological disease, the Worcester Telegram & Gazette reported. Comtois said the victims of the attack were being treated with vaccination shots. ((snip)) Amid the frenzy, Mundell and his wife managed to pin the animal to the ground with a walking crutch. While Mundell kneeled on the bobcat, his wife ran...
  • Another rabid beaver attacks in Northern Virginia

    09/14/2012 5:00:40 PM PDT · by marktwain · 30 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 12 September, 2012 | Naomi Jagoda
    A rabid beaver approached young children at a nature center in Fairfax County over the weekend, officials said, just days after another rabid beaver bit an 83-year-old woman in a Fairfax lake. About 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Fairfax County Animal Control officers went to Hidden Pond Nature Center in Springfield. The incident occurred during a program in which about 15 children were participating. The kids were fishing when a beaver was spotted approaching a dock where about four or five children were located, a nature center staff member who witnessed the incident told Fairfax County Park Authority spokeswoman Judy Pedersen. The...
  • Crazed beaver attacks two girls swimming in lake leaving them with serious injuries

    07/18/2012 6:13:39 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 80 replies
    A crazed beaver attacked two girls as they swam in a lake at a popular beauty spot leaving them with serious injuries. Eight-year-old Annabella Radnovich and her 11-year-old sister, Alyssa, were playing with their cousins at Lake Anna in Virginia's Spotsylvania County when the 65 pound animal bit and scratched their legs.
  • The Virus that Inspired the Whole Zombie Genre

    06/19/2012 7:28:59 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    IO9 ^ | Jun 19, 2012 | Esther Inglis-Arkell
    The Virus that Inspired the Whole Zombie Genre Zombies have come to dominate pop culture — and the explanations for their origins range from dark magic to strange satellites. But the concept of zombies has been around for thousands of years — and it looks like the idea originally came from the world of epidemiology, not the world of legends. Biting, fear of light, speechlessness, and the intense aggression that most zombie movies display all come from a single source; rabies. Take a look at the original "rage virus." While some zombie movies go for the uncanny — emphasizing the...
  • Man Bitten By Rabid Bat While Cleaning Pool

    06/16/2012 12:30:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, June 11, 2012
    The dog will now be quarantined for at least six monthsA California man is receiving treatment after being bitten by a rabid bat while cleaning a pool in Riverside, Calif., roughly 60 miles east of Los Angeles. Riverside County Animal Services spokesman John Welsh said the 55-year-old was bitten Wednesday, a day after a dog was bitten by a rabid bat in nearby Hemet, The Press-Enterprise reported. Despite having received its rabies vaccination, the dog will now be quarantined for at least six months. "While not extraordinary to find rabies in bats, we believe our cases, coupled with the recent...
  • Parents accuse Army of 'criminal negligence' in soldier's rabies death

    02/22/2012 6:50:22 PM PST · by HiTech RedNeck · 40 replies · 1+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Feb 21, 2012 | msnbc staff
    The parents of a U.S. soldier who died from rabies after being bitten by a dog in Afghanistan are accusing the Army of “criminal negligence” in his death, the Army Times reported Wednesday.
  • Hunter contracts rabies from a deer

    02/05/2012 5:40:35 AM PST · by SJackson · 45 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | February 05, 2012 | John Hayes
    A Lancaster County hunter has been treated for rabies after field dressing a deer Jan. 20 in Valley Township, Chester County. The deer later tested positive for rabies. "The hunter contacted us about his concerns that the deer was unfit for human consumption," said John Veylupek, a wildlife conservation officer for the Pennsylvania Game Commission. "[He] said that he saw the deer standing in a creek, straining and growling. He thought there was a coyote nearby from the sounds the deer was making." Having cleaned the deer without wearing gloves and with open scratches on his hand, the hunter was...
  • OWS Goes All OWS on Itself

    10/29/2011 5:56:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 28, 2011 | John Ransom
    Occupy Wall Street is descending rapidly into a caricature of the Orwellian farce on which it was predicated: Animal Farm. "Never mind the milk, comrades!" cried Napoleon, placing himself in front of the buckets. "That will be attended to. The harvest is more important. Comrade Snowball will lead the way. I shall follow in a few minutes. Forward, comrades! The hay is waiting." So the animals trooped down to the hayfield to begin the harvest, and when they came back in the evening it was noticed that the milk had disappeared. - Animal Farm, Chapter IIVolunteers who are preparing redistributed food...
  • Teen First U.S. Death by Vampire Bat

    08/12/2011 3:52:43 PM PDT · by topher · 57 replies
    A Mexican teen became the first person in the United States to die from a vampire bat -- and the Centers for Disease Control warned that the bats may be spreading in the country. The 19-year-old migrant worker contracted rabies from a bite on his heel from the blood sucker on July 15th, 2010. He was bitten in Michoacan, Mexico, 10 days before he left for the United States to work on a sugar cane plantation in Louisiana. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) only just confirmed on Friday, Aug. 12, that his death was the first such case in...
  • Rabies advisory issued for Pinal County ( Az )

    06/12/2011 8:22:17 PM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Pinal County Public Health is issuing a rabies advisory and urging Pinal County residents to have their animals vaccinated against the fatal disease. Last month, a Mammoth-San Manuel area man was startled awake by something pawing at his face. It turned out to be a stealthy skunk that had entered the man’s home through his dog door. He was able to get the skunk outside where he killed it with a shovel. The skunk tested positive for rabies, a fatal disease that can be transmitted to humans and other animals through contact with bodily fluids. “Although this situation may paint...
  • Got a Pet? Make sure Rabies Vaccine is up to date! (door-to-door visits)

    03/20/2011 6:14:06 AM PDT · by woollyone · 62 replies
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | 03-17-2011 | Susannah Bryan
    FORT LAUDERDALE— Broward County plans to crack down on pet owners with dogs and cats that don't have their rabies vaccines or pet license tags. Animal care officers will be doing checks door to door and at dog parks. Violators can face $135 fines but will be given a 30-day warning. Even indoor cats are required to have the rabies vaccine and license tag.
  • Rabid Dogs Put Bite on Bali

    10/03/2010 11:06:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    October 4, 2010 | Kate Benson
    Rabid Dogs Put Bite on Bali
  • Louisiana reports first human rabies death in 60 years

    08/24/2010 9:46:26 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 29 replies · 1+ views
    wafb.com ^ | 08/24/10 | wafb
    BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals said a Hispanic field worker died over the weekend of rabies. The victim was initially taken to a hospital in New Roads and transferred to New Orleans, where he later died. Lisa Faust with DHH confirmed the case is the first human death in Louisiana attributed to rabies in more than 60 years. The department reported it has contacted the victim's co-workers and tested them. Health officials are continuing to follow up on their treatment. DHH added the man, who is unidentified at this time, contacted rabies in...
  • Killer Vampire Bats Attack 500 People

    08/14/2010 7:58:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 13 Aug 2010
    Rabid vampire bats have attacked more than 500 people in Peru's Amazon, leading to the deaths of four children. The attacks occurred in the village of Urakusa, in northeastern Peru, where the indigenous Aguajun tribe lives. At least four people are believed to have succumbed to rabies as a result. Medical supplies and vaccines to treat those infected with rabies have been sent to the tribe. Rabies, a virus that causes acute inflammation of the brain, is usually spread to humans by dog bites and has an incubation period that can last several months. Health teams are looking for people...
  • Rabid vampire bats kill four children, bite 500 people in Peru

    08/13/2010 9:15:16 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    NewsCore ^ | August 13, 2010
    More than 500 other people in the northeastern Peruvian Amazon region, close to the border with Ecuador - all of them Awajun Indians - have been bitten by the blood-sucking bats. Rabies outbreaks - particularly among bats - are a regular occurrence in Peru.
  • Fox that bit woman tests positive for rabies(RI)

    06/17/2010 4:30:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies · 405+ views
    turnto10.com ^ | 16 June, 2010 | na
    PROVIDENCE—A fox that attacked and bit a Foster woman has tested positive for rabies, the Rhode Island Department of Health said Wednesday. Laura Gaudette, 20 said she was in her yard on Walker Road on Tuesday when the fox attacked her. According to her father, the animal also bit the car, a beach ball, a garden hose and the family dog. He shot and killed the fox. Gaudette has begun a series of rabies vaccinations. “My concern is I just want to get them because I don’t know what could happen,“ Gaudette said. The treatment is expected to take 4...
  • Enraged bobcat attacks dog, injures man

    04/21/2010 10:55:53 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 29 replies · 747+ views
    Enraged bobcat attacks dog, injures man Staff April 21, 2010 + Enlarge The Pinal County Public Health Services District is issuing a rabies advisory, urging Pinal County residents to have their animals vaccinated against the fatal disease. On April 20 a resident of Mammoth was attacked by a bobcat while outside his home in his yard. The bobcat lunged from under a parked vehicle and caused numerous bite and scratch injuries to the victim before friends assisted, beating it with sticks and a gardening hoe until it ran off. The man received medical attention for his wounds. The bobcat then...
  • Visitors exposed to rabid donkey should see doctor

    04/16/2010 10:44:18 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 15 replies · 326+ views
    ABC ^ | 4-16
    ROUGEMONT (WTVD) -- Health officials say anyone who visited a local farm recently may have been exposed to a rabid donkey and should see a doctor. The donkey at Elodie Farms in Rougemont died on April 8 from rabies. Testing revealed the donkey did not spread rabies to any other animals, but people need to be examined.
  • Ron Paul and the “Cujo” Effect

    03/04/2010 6:05:43 PM PST · by 1pitech · 78 replies · 926+ views
    Renew America ^ | 03-04-10 | Paul A. Ibbetson
    Ron Paul, the failed presidential candidate of 2008, has become the Cujo of the Republican Party, but not for many of the reasons you may think. Just like the loveable St. Bernard of Stephen King’s creative mind, there is an often unobserved duality to the Texas congressman. Like Cujo, Ron Paul is far from being “all bad.”
  • Arizona Man Describes Killing a Rabid Bobcat with His Bare Hands - Video 12/18/09

    12/19/2009 8:21:08 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 5 replies · 450+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | December 19, 2009 | Brian
    Here is video of James Gruver on Fox and Friends, where he talked about his experience of killing a rabid bobcat with his bare hands. Gruver managed to get the bobcat in a "death grip" and survive. . . . (VIDEO)
  • 5 receiving rabies treatment due to rabid cat in SE Roanoke (VA)

    07/08/2009 11:56:23 AM PDT · by Darnright · 35 replies · 952+ views
    http://www.WSLS.com/ ^ | July 6, 2009 | Karen McNew
    The orange and white stray cat was brought to Vinton Veterinary Hospital on June 26th and tested positive for rabies four days later. A notice went up on neighbors doors in the Garden City area of Roanoke City. The cat had been seen in the 1500 block of Hillview Avenue. Heather Reed is a Veterinary Technician at Vinton Veterinary Hospital and now has to undergo rabies shots after being bitten by the rabid cat. She says, “I was at home when the health department called me and um got a little frantic because i am five months pregnant and i...
  • New, Fast-Evolving Rabies Virus Found -- And Spreading

    05/05/2009 12:00:56 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 74 replies · 2,734+ views
    National Geographic ^ | May 4, 2009 | Anne Minard
    Evolving faster than any other new rabies virus on record, a northern-Arizona rabies strain has mutated to become contagious among skunks and now foxes, experts believe. The strain looks to be spreading fast, commanding attention from disease researchers across the United States. It's not so unusual for rabid animals to attack people on hiking trails and in driveways, or even in a bar—as happened March 27, when an addled bobcat chased pool players around the billiards table at the Chaparral in Cottonwood. Nor is it odd that rabid skunks and foxes are testing positive for a contagious rabies strain commonly...
  • Jack rabbits attack walkers in Sonoma County; man bitten, woman forced to evade jack rabbit

    03/29/2002 8:56:31 PM PST · by vikingchick · 115 replies · 882+ views
    kpix.com ^ | 3/29/02 | NA
    SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) Sonoma County musician Doug Bowes will remember this Easter season as the one where he happened upon the Easter Bunny, and it attacked him. Bowes was walking near his home at about 11 a.m. Wednesday when the attack occurred. A small, gray jack rabbit bounded toward him from a nearby fence. ``I thought, 'Gosh, this is somebody's pet,' '' Bowes said. He put his hand down in a friendly gesture and the bunny lunged and bit him. Bowes began to walk home, nursing a sore hand with broken skin, but the rabbit followed him. A short...
  • Rabies victim loses fight for life at Belfast hospital

    01/07/2009 8:50:17 PM PST · by EveningStar · 12 replies · 719+ views
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | January 7, 2009
    The Northern Ireland woman who contracted the rabies virus while working with abandoned animals in South Africa has lost her fight for life. Lisa McMurray had spent weeks in the Intensive Care Unit at the Royal Victoria Hospital after contracting the deadly disease.
  • Woman Jogs For A Mile With Fox Locked On Her Arm

    11/06/2008 7:24:22 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 33 replies · 2,749+ views
    allheadlinenews ^ | November 6, 2008
    Prescott, AZ (AHN) - An Arizona woman has to run for at least a mile with a rabid fox hanging on to her arm after it bit her while she was jogging, before driving herself to a hospital to receive treatment. Report said the woman, from Chino Valley south of the Grand Canyon, Ariz. was jogging on a trail near Prescott when she encountered the rabid fox which bit her leg. She told authorities she grabbed the fox by the neck but it bit her arm.
  • Mom Brings Dead Bat To Montana County School; Later Found To Have Rabies

    10/08/2008 9:46:32 AM PDT · by Justice Department · 41 replies · 1,518+ views
    allheadlinenews ^ | October 8, 2008 7:12 a.m. EST
    Stevensville, MT (AHN) - Health officials in a Montana county issued a health advisory after the mother of two elementary school student brought a dead bat into an elementary school for a demonstration and allowed about 90 students to touch it. The mother reportedly found the dead bat in a cat's mouth, thought the bat was interesting, brought it into school and gave presentations on the bat in five classrooms, allowing students to touch the bat and giving them disinfectant wipes for their hands afterward. However, the bat was later confirmed to have had rabies, which is a potentially fatal...
  • Cafe au Bat? Woman Treated for Rabies After Finding Bat in Coffee Filter

    09/30/2008 10:53:50 AM PDT · by RDTF · 28 replies · 677+ views
    Fox ^ | Sept 29, 2008 | AP
    -snip- The Iowa Department of Public Health says the woman reported a bat in her house but wasn't too worried about it. She turned on her automatic coffee maker before bedtime and drank her coffee the next morning. She discovered the bat in the filter when she went to clean it that night. The woman has undergone treatment for possible rabies. Health officials say that the bat was sent to a lab but that its brain was too cooked by the hot water to determine whether it had rabies.
  • 38 People in Venezuela Die After Being Bitten by Vampire Bats

    08/10/2008 6:59:58 PM PDT · by RDTF · 17 replies · 263+ views
    Fox News ^ | August 9, 2008 | AP
    CARACAS, Venezuela — At least 38 Warao Indians have died in remote villages in Venezuela, and medical experts suspect an outbreak of rabies spread by bites from vampire bats. -snip-
  • Trouble wears a mask: 16 who befriend baby raccoon now face rabies threat

    05/31/2008 11:32:37 AM PDT · by george76 · 89 replies · 1,087+ views
    island packet ^ | May 9, 2008 | LIZ MITCHELL
    Sixteen people who fed, kissed and held a baby raccoon on Hilton Head Island now are being treated by a physician after the animal tested positive for rabies. There also are seven more people who might need vaccines to prevent them from contracting the disease "Someone adopted a baby raccoon and passed it around to everyone they knew and kissed it on the lips," . "There was a lot of affectionate handling, kissing it and feeding it. Part of that is it was three weeks old, and they inserted fingers into the raccoon's mouth. Saliva is one way that rabies...
  • Rabid Mountain Lion Attacks Boy, 10 (Arizona)

    03/10/2008 5:33:14 PM PDT · by decimon · 19 replies · 604+ views
    KPHO ^ | March 10, 2008 | Unknown
    PHOENIX -- A rabid mountain lion like the one pictured attacked a 10-year-old boy north of Phoenix on Saturday, before being shot to death by a family member, said Randy Babb of the Arizona Department Game and Fish. "The family was riding all-terrain vehicles, took a break and while relaxing, an adult female mountain lion attacked the boy," Babb said. The boy was lucky to have suffered only minor scratches to his back, Babb said. The incident occurred in the Tonto National Forest in an area called Sheep Bridge in the extreme southeast corner of Yavapai County. The region is...
  • China Orders Compulsory Rabies Shots for Dogs

    01/19/2008 6:51:13 AM PST · by JACKRUSSELL · 11 replies · 115+ views
    Reuters ^ | January 17, 2008 | By Ben Blanchard
    (BEIJING) - China has ordered all dogs be given compulsory inoculations against rabies to try to quell an upsurge in the disease amongst humans, the Health Ministry announced on Friday. The country has an exploding dog population, but less than 10 percent are vaccinated against rabies, the ministry's official Health News said. China recorded 3,311 human cases last year, up from 2,651 in 2004, it added. "The situation is extremely serious," the report said. "In order to control as soon as possible the rise in infections and protect people's health and security, the Health and Agriculture Ministries have demanded the...
  • Wolf slain in pack's raid on village found to have rabies

    11/02/2007 9:57:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies · 187+ views
    The Anchorage Daily News ^ | November 1, 2007 | DON HUNTER
    MARSHALL: Dogs not vaccinated for disease should be euthanized. A wolf killed during an attack on sled dogs in the Yukon River village of Marshall last week has tested positive for rabies, and state officials Wednesday night said unvaccinated dogs in the village should be euthanized. The wolf was part of a pack that killed a half-dozen dogs the night of Oct. 24 before villagers chased them out, killing the one wolf and wounding others. Tests returned late Wednesday showed that animal had rabies, and the state's wildlife veterinarian said it's possible other wolves in the pack also have the...
  • Rabid Fox Attacks Three in Plymouth Twp.

    10/05/2007 9:05:41 PM PDT · by Westlander · 1 replies · 257+ views
    WXYZ.COM ^ | 10-5-2007 | WXYZ.COM
    From Plymouth Township police... Plymouth Township – On Tuesday, October 2, 2007, Plymouth Township Police Officers responded to the area of Ann Arbor Trail and Beacon Hill Dr regarding a person that was bitten by a fox. This person was jogging along the roadside when the attack occurred. Later that same day, a resident was in his yard and was also attacked and bit by a fox. Shortly after the second incident a third victim was attacked, not injured, and was able to kill the fox with a garden tool. The investigation revealed that there was one fox involved in...
  • Rabid bear killed trying to enter Garrett Co. home ('blasted the beast with a shotgun')

    09/05/2007 5:58:50 PM PDT · by RDTF · 38 replies · 1,432+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | Sept 05, 2007 | AP
    HAGERSTOWN - A rabid black bear trying to rip out a window air conditioner lost its tug-of-war with a terrified housewife when her husband blasted the beast with a shotgun, the woman and a state wildlife official said today. The bear rushed the house after Charlotte Stanton yelled out her screen door to try to scare it away from a goat pen. Stanton, 39, of rural Grantsville in Garrett County, said she was losing her tussle with the 134-pound sow when Michael Stanton pulled the trigger. "I finally yelled at my husband, because I couldn't hold on to that air...
  • Aggressive bear shot by homeowner had rabies

    09/05/2007 8:36:25 AM PDT · by george76 · 53 replies · 840+ views
    Cumberland Times-News ^ | September 04, 2007 | Michael A. Sawyers
    The aggressive bear that was killed a week ago by an Amish Road homeowner after the animal charged and then attempted to pull out a window air conditioner has tested positive for rabies... "We sent the head to our health and mental hygiene lab in Baltimore on Thursday and got the results Friday," ... At 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 29, the homeowners had heard a commotion outside and saw a bear attempting to get at two penned pygmy goats. When the family hollered from its main doorway at the bear, it wheeled and charged the house. "At first it was...
  • She's Come So Far Since Rabies Bout (Rare Survivor of Rabies)

    06/03/2007 4:04:33 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 8 replies · 562+ views
    JSOnline ^ | June 2, 2007 | Kawanza Newson
    (Two years after amazing recovery, Fond du Lac girl is graduating today) Fond du Lac, WI - Jeanna Giese stood in the middle of the atrium at Marian College, nervously twisting a sparkly ring and frequently touching a blue bracelet that symbolized her miraculous recovery from rabies. As she cycled between anticipation of her date's arrival and fear that he might not show up, it was hard to believe that doctors once questioned whether the teen would be able to return to school - let alone recover enough to dance with friends at her senior prom or graduate on time...