Two COLORADO children attacked by COYOTES in separate incidents ~ RABIES reports from NV, NM, NY, NC, & OH ~ TRAVEL WARNING: DENGUE in KENYA.

Coyotes. Courtesy National Park Service.

Coyotes. Courtesy National Park Service.

Colorado 05/13/13 kdvr.com: by David Mitchell – Two coyotes were shot and killed in the city of Boulder after a report of a coyote biting a 5-year-old boy. Boulder and Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials shot a female coyote Tuesday night and a male coyote Thursday night. Both animals were on city open space east of Foothills Parkway and near the Boulder Creek Path. The aggressive incident happened last weekend and was reported Monday according to a statement released Friday. A father told the city he was with two 5-year-old boys who were playing near the creek when two coyotes surrounded them. As one of the boys ran to his father, one of the coyotes chased him and bit his leg. “The bite resulted in a scratch, but fortunately, didn’t puncture the skin,” the statement says. The city just completed a four-week hazing program for coyotes designed to reduce their activity and reports of them approaching or chasing people. One other bite had been reported. – See http://kdvr.com/2013/03/15/2-coyotes-shot-killed-after-attack-on-5-year-old-in-boulder/

thumbnailcoydogColorado 05/18/13 cbslocal.com: A 2-year-old is recovering from serious head injuries after she was attacked by a coyote. The toddler named Raegan was attacked at Goose Gossage Park in Colorado Springs on Thursday. She had just come down a slide when a coyote attacked her, unprovoked. – See http://denver.cbslocal.com/2013/05/18/toddler-attacked-by-coyote-in-colorado-springs/

Rabies:

Nevada 05/17/13 Clark County: Two bats found in the county have tested positive for rabies. One of the bats was found flopping about on the ground by a group of children but it was determined that none of them were exposed to batPosterthe virus. – See http://www.ktnv.com/news/local/207909461.html

New Mexico 05/18/13 Bernalillo County: A bat found in the vicinity of Betts Street in Albuquerque has tested positive for rabies. It was reported that children were taking pictures of the bat and officials are trying to determine if any of them touched the animal. – See http://www.koat.com/news/new-mexico/albuquerque/infected-bat-spurs-rabies-scare-in-albuquerque/-/9153728/20199766/-/5leo27z/-/index.html

New York 05/17/13 Onondaga County: A raccoon found in the vicinity of the West Seneca Turnpike in Marcellus has tested positive for rabies. – See http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2013/05/raccoon_found_in_marcellus_tes.html

0714Raccoon_Procyon_lotor_4North Carolina 05/17/13 Cleveland County: A raccoon reported to be displaying abnormal behavior in the vicinity of Deer Creek Road in Casar on Wednesday has tested positive for rabies. – See http://www.shelbystar.com/news/local/raccoon-county-s-fourth-rabies-case-of-year-1.144895

Ohio 05/17/13 Medina County: A bat found in a Parkway home in the northeast part of Brunswick has tested positive for rabies. – See http://www.cleveland.com/brunswick/index.ssf/2013/05/post_25.html

Travel Warning:

kenya-flagKenya 05/17/13 cdc.gov: An outbreak of dengue in Mombasa, Kenya, has been reported by the Kenyan Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation (MOPHS). Mombasa is the second-largest city in Kenya and is a major shipping port and tourist destination. This is the first identified dengue outbreak in Mombasa since 1982. MOPHS, the Kenya Medical Research Institute,  the Walter Reed Project, and Kenya-mapCDC are working together to reduce the mosquito population in the area, educate health care workers and community members about the disease, and monitor the area for more dengue cases. – For recommendations and additional information see http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/watch/dengue-in-kenya

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