Latest Rabies News

Delaware health officials: Raccoon that bit person was rabid

Nov. 12, 2021 15:09 PM EST

BEAR, Del. (AP) — A raccoon that bit and scratched a person in the Bear area last weekend has tested positive for rabies, Delaware health officials announced Friday. The person who was bitten and scratched on Nov. 7 has begun treatment for rabies exposure, the Division...

Idaho records first human death due to rabies since 1978

Nov. 04, 2021 15:40 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A human has died in Idaho due to rabies for the first time since 1978, health officials said Thursday. The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare and Central District Health in a news release said the west-central man from Boise County died in...

South Carolina officials report 2 positive rabies tests

Oct. 01, 2021 11:21 AM EDT

TRAVELERS REST, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina health officials are urging residents to keep pets up to date on their rabies vaccination after a fox and a bat tested positive for the disease. A rabid fox in Travelers Rest north of Greenville exposed one person and two dogs...

Illinois man dies of rabies after apparent bat bite

Sep. 28, 2021 19:37 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A northern Illinois man has died of rabies after apparently being bitten by a bat — the first human case of rabies in the state since 1954, health officials reported Tuesday. The diagnosis has been confirmed by the federal Centers for Disease...

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....