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JUL 24, 2015 - Washington Times

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Oklahoma Department of Agriculture urges rabies vaccinations

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry says Oklahomans with pets, horses and show animals should make sure they get rabies vaccinations. Rabies is a virus that can only infect mammals and is carried by skunks and bats. Rabid animals spread rabies to other animals ...

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JUL 24, 2015 - Washington Times

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Raccoon found in Hopewell tests positive for rabies

PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) - A raccoon found in southside Virginia has tested positive for rabies. The Crater District Health Department in Petersburg says the raccoon was found in Hopewell. The department advises residents or visitors who may have been exposed to the raccoon to notify local health officials and animal ...

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JUL 14, 2015 - Washington Times

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DuPage health officials warn against threat of rabies

WHEATON, Ill. (AP) - Health officials are warning residents never to touch or try to catch a bat or other wild animal, especially in the home. Bats are beneficial creatures, eating thousands of insects each night. But the DuPage County Health Department points out they are also the primary carrier ...

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JUL 10, 2015 - Washington Times

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Woman getting rabies shots after N. Idaho bat encounter

HAYDEN, Idaho (AP) - A woman who picked up a dead bat on the shore of Priest Lake in northern Idaho is being administered rabies shots after the bat tested positive. The Panhandle Health District in a statement Friday says the woman unintentionally handled the bat while picking up debris ...

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JUL 09, 2015 - Washington Times

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Health officials: Girl bitten by rabid bat in Spokane County

LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. (AP) - Health officials say a young girl bitten by a rabid bat at Liberty Lake is receiving rabies vaccines. Spokane Regional Health District says the girl was bitten Saturday at Liberty Lake Regional Park near a marshy area on the south side of the swimming beach. ...

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