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SEP 03, 2015 - Washington Times

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Will County seeing record year for wildlife with rabies

HOMER GLEN, Ill. (AP) - A suburban Chicago county is seeing a record number of wildlife rabies cases. The Chicago Sun-Times reports (http://bit.ly/1JNXZub ) Will County has confirmed rabies in 14 bats this season. That's one more than the previous record of 13 found in the county last year. Eight ...

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SEP 02, 2015 - Washington Times

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Will County officials say rabid wildlife count on the rise

HOMER GLEN, Ill. (AP) - Will County officials say there have been 14 confirmed cases of wildlife rabies this year and they're warning that the number could rise with peak bat season. Will County Health Department spokesman Vic Reato says a rabid bat captured Sunday in a Homer Glen home ...

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AUG 26, 2015 - Washington Times

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Fox attacks several women in Chesapeake

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) - Chesapeake health officials say several women have been treated for post rabies exposure after they were attacked by a fox. The Chesapeake Health Department tells media outlets that the attack occurred on Saturday in the Cedar Landing Estates neighborhood. Animal Control officers are searching for the ...

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AUG 21, 2015 - Washington Times

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Health Dept.: Feral kitten in Starkville got rabies from bat

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi health officials say a bat was the source of rabies found in a wild kitten this week in Starkville. It is the state's first confirmed case of rabies in a land mammal since 1961. The state Health Department announced Friday that the type of rabies ...

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AUG 19, 2015 - Washington Times

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Anne Arundel targets raccoons for rabies vaccine

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Anne Arundel County Department of Health will start deploying bait containing a rabies vaccine for raccoons. Health officials will begin distributing the bait on Sept. 1 throughout the county. The bait comes in two forms: one looks like a ketchup packet with a light brown ...

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