Several PEOPLE in NORTH CAROLINA’s New Hanover County chased and one is bitten by RABID FOXES ~ Other RABIES reports from CONNECTICUT (2), FLORIDA, MINNESOTA, NEW JERSEY, NORTH CAROLINA (+2), & TEXAS ~ CDC Reports: ZOONOTIC DISEASE summary for week ending February 11, 2012.

Red fox. Courtesy U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

North Carolina 02/22/12 New Hanover County: A fox that chased local residents on Yellow Daisy Drive and attacked their dog has tested positive for rabies. See http://www.wwaytv3.com/2012/02/22/third-rabies-case-of-2012-reported-new-hanover-county

North Carolina 02/20/12 New Hanover County: A fox that attacked a resident in the East Seaview/Myrtle Grove roads area has tested positive for rabies. See http://www.wwaytv3.com/2012/02/20/second-case-of-rabies-confirmed-new-hanover-co

Connecticut 02/20/12 Enfield, Hartford County: A raccoon that charged at two residents and an animal control officer has tested positive for rabies. See http://www.courant.com/community/enfield/hc-enfield-rabid-raccoon-0221-20120220,0,3220260.story

Connecticut 02/22/12 East Haven, New Haven County: The East Shore District Health Department has issued a rabies alert for East Haven, Branford, and North Branford after a bat found in a local home and a raccoon that attacked a dog tested positive for rabies. See http://easthaven.patch.com/articles/rabies-alert-issued-for-east-haven#photo-4647125

Florida 02/20/12 Palm Beach County: Health officials have issued a rabies alert in response to a dog that tested positive for rabies. See http://www.cbs12.com/news/rabies-4738947-alert-palm.html

Minnesota 02/22/12 Thief River Falls, Pennington County: A woman who rescued her pet dog from an attacking skunk is receiving PEP rabies treatments. Fortunately, her husband killed the skunk and it tested positive for rabies. See http://www.grandforksherald.com/event/article/id/230231/group/homepage/

New Jersey 02/22/12 Cherry Hill, Camden County: A raccoon that bit a local resident in the heel has tested positive for rabies. See http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Raccoon-With-Rabies-Bites-Local-Resident–140079253.html

North Carolina 02/22/12 Cumberland County: A raccoon that was picked up from a residence on Cedar Creek Road has tested positive for rabies. See http://www.fayobserver.com/articles/2012/02/22/1159255?sac=fo.local

North Carolina 02/21/12 Summerfield, Guilford County: A skunk found on Hackamore Drive that was in contact with two local dogs has tested positive for rabies. See http://www.news-record.com/content/2012/02/21/article/guilford_sees_second_case_of_rabies_this_year

Texas 02/22/12 Gillespie County: A skunk that was killed by a pet dog has been confirmed as the county’s first case of rabies this year. See http://www.fredericksburgstandard.com/articles/2012/02/22/news/04news.txt

CDC Reports:

CDC MMWR Summary for Week ending February 11, 2012:

Published February 17, 2012/ 61(06); ND-72-ND-85

Anaplasmosis . . . 2 . . . New York (2),

Babesiosis . . . 1 . . . New York,

Brucellosis . . . 3 . . . Florida (2), Maryland

Ehrlichiosis . . . 1 . . . Georgia,

Giardiasis . . . 118 . . . Alabama, Arizona, California (14), District of Columbia, Florida (24), Georgia (5), Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Maine, Maryland (8), Massachusetts (2), Michigan (4), Missouri (2), Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York (15), Ohio (13), Oregon (2), Pennsylvania (9), Virginia (3), Washington (6),

Hansen Disease (Leprosy) . . . 1 . . . Mississippi, 

Lyme Disease . . .  55. . . Delaware (3), Florida (2), Maryland (3), Nebraska, New York (29), Pennsylvania (12), Texas, Virginia (4),

Q Fever (Chronic) . . . 1 . . . Missouri, 

Rabies (Animal) . . . 36. . . Florida (11), Kansas, Maine (3), Michigan, New Mexico, New York (4), North Dakota (4), Rhode Island (2), Texas (8), West Virginia,

Spotted Fever (Confirmed) . . . 3. . . Georgia, Pennsylvania (2),

Spotted Fever (Probable) . . . 3 . . . Alabama, Tennessee, Virginia.

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