Latest Rabies News

Rabid bats found in Portland and Beaverton

Sep. 15, 2021 17:21 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Officials say a rabid bat has been discovered in Northeast Portland. This is the first animal to test positive for rabies in Multnomah County since 2014, according to the county. Another was found in Washington County earlier this month, KGW...

Delaware health officials: Fox that bit person was rabid

Sep. 08, 2021 12:34 PM EDT

GREENWOOD, Del. (AP) — A fox that bit a person in Greenwood last week has tested positive for rabies, Delaware health officials announced Wednesday. The person who was bitten has begun treatment for rabies exposure, the Division of Public Health said in a news release....

Coyote that bit child on Cape Cod tests negative for rabies

Aug. 13, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

PROVINCETOWN, Mass. (AP) — A coyote shot and killed by rangers after it bit a child on a Cape Cod National Seashore beach did not have rabies, park authorities posted on social media Friday. No additional updates were provided. The coyote bit the...

Vermont's annual rabies bait drop to begin Thursday

Aug. 02, 2021 09:07 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The 25th annual rabies bait drop is getting underway across much of Vermont, officials said Monday. Beginning on Thursday, technicians will begin distributing 450,000 quarter-sized blister packs containing rabies vaccine that will be distributed...

Rabies vaccine for wildlife to be utilized in northern Maine

Jul. 31, 2021 11:33 AM EDT

HOULTON, Maine (AP) — Federal health authorities are going to distribute oral rabies vaccine in parts of northern Maine next month as part of an effort to curb the spread of the disease in wildlife. The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention said the vaccines...

3 treated for rabies after raccoon attack in north Alabama

Jul. 30, 2021 10:39 AM EDT

CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — Three people were treated for exposure to rabies after a raccoon attacked a person on a walking trail earlier this week near a subdivision, state health officials said Friday. The animal went after a person in Cullman earlier this week while...

SC officials looking for rabid puppy's lost littermate

Jul. 28, 2021 15:20 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina health officials are looking for people who may have come in contact with a rabid puppy or its missing littermate along the Georgia-South Carolina border. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control said Friday...

Rabid bat found in Shawnee County, Kansas

Jul. 21, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas county health department on Wednesday announced it found a rabid bat. A Shawnee County Health Department official said a dog pulled the bat out of a tree July 12. Test results showing the bat had rabies came back...

New York environmental officials, police probe fox attacks

Jul. 17, 2021 19:43 PM EDT

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — New York environmental officers and local police are investigating fox attacks in Saratoga Springs and urging people in the area to be cautious outdoors. Melissa Thompson-Flynn told the Times Union of Albany that she was attacked by a fox...

Nebraska zoo says 200 people possibly exposed to rabid bat

Jul. 10, 2021 12:21 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Roughly 200 people were possibly exposed to a rabid bat while staying overnight at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, the zoo said. The zoo and Nebraska health officials recommended that roughly 186 campers who stayed overnight at the aquarium...