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Saginaw-area animal control officer attacked by dogs, bitten

Nov. 19, 2021 09:58 AM EST

BUENA VISTA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities were trying to identify the owner of two dogs that attacked an animal control officer in the Saginaw area. The officer was bitten Nov. 5 in a Buena Vista Township neighborhood after a resident reported being nearly attacked...

Vermont detects viral disease that often kills deer

Oct. 11, 2021 12:52 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A frequently deadly viral disease that affects deer has been confirmed in Vermont for the first time, the Department of Fish and Wildlife said Monday. The cases of epizootic hemorrhagic disease have been confirmed in deer in Castleton and West...

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...

Vermont monitors spread of disease that often kills deer

Sep. 23, 2021 15:05 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is monitoring the spread of a deadly viral disease in deer in a neighboring state and investigating possible cases in Vermont. New York has documented cases of epizootic hemorrhagic disease in several...

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....