rabies quarantine on
has been extended through July 28, 2012, after a calf tested positive for
law, counties are quarantined when rabies is diagnosed in a terrestrial animal
such as a dog, cat, skunk or fox. All unvaccinated dogs, cats and ferrets in
quarantined counties must be vaccinated a minimum of two weeks prior to any
travel outside the quarantined county.
was originally quarantined in April following diagnosis
of the disease in a puppy.
is highly preventable in domestic companion animals and livestock via an
inexpensive and effective vaccine. Pet owners are encouraged to keep their
animals up to date on vaccinations, and should consult with their veterinarian
to determine local vaccination requirements.
who is bitten or scratched by an animal should thoroughly wash the wound with
soap and water and seek medical attention for the wound. Animal bites should be
reported to the county health department (or
's office after hours) as soon as possible.
additional information on rabies, please consult your local public health
department or see:
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