Latest Rabies News

Rabid bat confirmed on Georgia campus, students warned

Feb. 23, 2020 1:11 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Health officials say students at a Georgia university have been warned after a rabid bat was found on campus. The Chatham County Health Department says the bat tested positive for rabies after it was taken to a veterinarian. It was found Feb. 18 on the campus of Savannah State...

In this Feb. 14, 2020 photo, Egyptian Vets for Animal Care, the country's first spay and neuter program, mark a puppy with red paint after giving it a rabies shot,  in Cairo, Egypt. After centuries of stigma, the street dogs of Egypt are finding popular acceptance. Grassroots support like sterilization, medical care and shelter has surged in defiance of a government extermination policy. For decades, Cairo dealt with its stray animal problem by leaving poison in the streets.  (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

Egypt's once-reviled street dogs get chance at a better life

Feb. 20, 2020 12:43 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Karim Hegazi spends his days in a Cairo clinic taking care of animals long considered a menace in Egypt. Stray dogs roam in almost every Cairo neighborhood — lurking in construction sites, scavenging through trash and howling nightly atop parked cars. The government says there's around...

Plan to trap rabid foxes spurs complaints from animal lovers

Feb. 14, 2020 12:06 PM EST

BATH, Maine (AP) — A city in Maine's mid-coast area is having a difficult time managing cases of rabid wild animals, and a government plan to stop the disease has been met with some opposition. Bath, a city of 8,000 people on the Kennebec River that is home to a large shipyard, had 16 animals test positive...

Coyote that bit woman in Yellowstone didn't have rabies

Jan. 30, 2020 3:02 PM EST

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — A coyote that bit a cross-country skier in Yellowstone National Park didn't have rabies, park officials said Thursday. The attack happened Tuesday morning on Grand Loop Road in the Canyon Village area. Rangers treated the unidentified 43-year-old woman at the Canyon...

Attacking coyote that was strangled by victim had rabies

Jan. 22, 2020 9:27 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A coyote that was strangled by a man after attacking his child had rabies, and it may not be the only one, according to the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department. Police said they believe the coyote attacked a vehicle on a road in Hampton Falls, bit a 62-year-old woman and her dogs...

Puppy at Texas animal shelter tests positive for rabies

Jan. 18, 2020 5:20 PM EST

STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) — Texas health officials say a 6-month-old puppy at an animal shelter in Stephenville has tested positive for rabies and anyone who interacted with the dog should be tested. The Texas Department of State Health Services said in a news release that the tan and white lab mix was...

Rabies confirmed in sick bat found in Portsmouth

Jan. 16, 2020 2:15 PM EST

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (AP) — A bat found in Portsmouth earlier this week has tested positive for rabies, state public health officials said Thursday. The brown bat, which appeared ill, was found last Saturday and several people approached it to take a look, the Rhode Island Department of Health said in a...

Elderly Maine man bitten on face by fox

Jan. 6, 2020 2:48 PM EST

BATH, Maine (AP) — An 88-year-old man was bitten on the face by a fox when he fell to the ground while trying to beat the attacking animal with his cane, Maine police said. Police believe the fox that attacked the man in his yard in Bath on Friday evening was the same one that attacked two dogs earlier in...

Coyote captured in Massachusetts tests positive for rabies

Jan. 2, 2020 11:15 AM EST

LYNNFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Police in a Massachusetts town are warning residents to be wary of wild animals and make sure their pets are properly vaccinated after a rabid coyote approached a woman. Lynnfield Animal Control on Tuesday said the coyote was captured earlier this week and tested positive for...