COYOTE bites and drags 2-year-old CALIFORNIA girl ~ WEST NILE VIRUS reports from AZ, CAx4, ILx2, IN, LA, MAx2, NYx2, SD, TX, VT, WIx2, WY, & CANADA: MANITOBA ~ RABIES reports from AL, CA, CO, CN, GA, MD, NJ, NC, SC, TXx2, & VT.

Coyote. Courtesy National Park Service.

Coyote. Courtesy National Park Service.

California 07/23/13 laist.com: A 2-year-old girl is said to be recovering at home after being bitten and dragged by a coyote at a cemetery in Cypress. The attack happened while the toddler was with her family at Forest Lawn Memorial Park at 4471 Lincoln Ave. on Thursday afternoon, the Orange County Register, via NBC News reported. The girl was playing 10 feet away from her mother when the coyote bit her and tried to drag her into the bushes, the newspaper reports. She was treated for rabies and a 2.5-inch gash on her leg. Experts say this is the first reported coyote attack on a person in Orange County so far this year. California Department of Fish and Wildlife employees shot and killed three coyotes at the park to address what they considered a threat to public safety, the Register reported. The Department of Fish and Game has these “coyote country” warnings on its site. – See complete article and “Update” at http://laist.com/2013/07/23/coyote_attacks_toddler_at_orange_co.php

West Nile Virus (WNV):

Yuma Cty AZArizona 07/21/13 Yuma County: Pest Abatement District officials report that four mosquito samples collected in the county this month have tested positive for WNV. Infected samples came from the Yuma East Wetlands, and from the Paradise Cove area on the Colorado River near Avenue B and a backyard near Avenue C and 8th Street. – See http://www.yumasun.com/articles/mosquitoes-88769-virus-yuma.html

Riverside Cty CACalifornia 07/22/13 Riverside County: Officials of the Department of Environmental Health have confirmed that mosquito samples collected last week near Perris and in two locations in the city of San Jacinto have tested positive for WNV. In addition, a dead chicken found in the San Jacinto Wildlife Area, and a crow found in Banning, also tested positive for the virus. – See http://lakeelsinore-wildomar.patch.com/groups/health-and-fitness/p/deadly-west-nile-virus-remains-in-riverside-county

LAcountyVectorControl.CACalifornia 07/19/13 Los Angeles County: The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) has confirmed WNV in five of its sentinel chickens in the Wilmington area. GLACVCD  also confirmed positive WNV test results for 25 mosquito samples and five dead birds collected  in Lynwood, South Gate, Woodland Hills, Eagle Rock, Arleta, Mission Hills, Valley Glen, Toluca Lake, Valley Village, North Hollywood, Commerce, Lincoln Heights, Whittier, Norwalk, Downey, Bell Gardens, Bell, Huntington Park, Paramount, Bellflower, Long Beach, Lakewood, and Carson. – See http://southgate-lynwood.patch.com/groups/breaking-news/p/west-nile-virus-mosquito-samples-found-in-south-gate-and-lynwood

Nevada_County.CACalifornia 07/19/13 Nevada County: According to a county official’s memo issued Friday, a dead American crow found in Nevada City has tested positive for WNV. – See http://www.tahoedailytribune.com/news/7370231-113/county-nevada-bird-virus

Los Angeles Cty CACalifornia 07/18/13 Los Angeles County: Officials of Redondo Beach announced Thursday that 14 dead crows found in the city have tested positive for WNV. – See http://redondobeach.patch.com/groups/health/p/west-nile-virus-found-in-redondo-beach

Warren-County-ILIllinois 07/19/13 Warren County: Health officials announced Thursday that mosquitoes trapped in the county have tested positive for WNV. – See http://www.galesburg.com/news/x946754238/West-Nile-virus-reported-in-Warren-County

Iroquois_County_IllinoisIllinois 07/23/13 Iroquois County: Health officials have confirmed that a crow found in Gilman on July 16th has tested positive for WNV. – See http://www.paxtonrecord.net/news/health/miscellaneous/2013-07-23/west-nile-virus-found-gilman.html

Vanderburgh_County.INIndiana 07/15/13 Vanderburgh County: Health officials have confirmed that mosquitoes trapped in the county have tested positive for WNV. – See https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?hl=en&shva=1#inbox/140041470cc365f7

Caldwell_Parish.LALouisiana 07/23/3 Caldwell Parish: State epidemiologist Raoult Ratard said Tuesday that a seriously ill resident of the parish has the first known human case of WNV in the state this year. – See http://www.kansascity.com/2013/07/23/4362490/louisianas-1st-human-west-nile.html

berkshire cty MAMassachusetts 07/22/13 Berkshire County: Health officials have confirmed that a mosquito trapped in Pittsfield on July 16th has tested positive for WNV. – See http://www.iberkshires.com/story/44410/West-Nile-Virus-Detected-In-Pittsfield.html?source=most_read

bristol cty MAMassachusetts 07/18/13 Bristol County: Health officials have confirmed that mosquitoes trapped in Westport close to the Fall River city line have tested positive for WNV. – See http://www.heraldnews.com/news/x1808716749/Bristol-Countys-first-West-Nile-Virus-carrying-mosquito-of-2013-discovered-in-Westport

New York State Department of HealthNew York 07/22/13 New York Department of Health: To date this year, a total of twenty mosquito pools have tested positive for WNV across the state. Onondaga County has reported one (1), Nassau County has reported two (2), Rockland County has reported two (2), Suffolk County has reported four (4), and the New York City Department of Health has reported eleven (11). There have been no reported human cases.

suffolk cty NYNew York 07/19/13 Suffolk County: Health officials have confirmed that four mosquito samples and two dead birds collected in the county have tested positive for WNV. – See http://online.wsj.com/article/AP575fd1d31bf04c08b3bc2674c0b07cc4.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

SouthDakotaDOHSouth Dakota 07/19/13 rapidcityjournal.com: State health officials have confirmed that four human cases (Brookings, Buffalo, Jones and Spink counties) and 23 mosquito pools so far this year have been reported positive for WNV.- See http://rapidcityjournal.com/news/local/communities/belle_fourche/west-nile-virus-expands-in-sd/article_e38b4395-cdc8-5793-a94f-0ae9baa718ef.html

FlowerMoundTXTexas 07/22/13 Denton & Tarrant counties: Health officials have confirmed that mosquito samples collected in the 700 block of Fallbrook Drive in Flower Mound have tested positive for WNV. – See http://www.crosstimbersgazette.com/index.php/local-news/3501-west-nile-virus-detected-in-flower-mound-mosquitoes

Addison_County_VTVermont 07/19/13 Addison County: State officials have announced that mosquitoes trapped in Leicester on July 10th have tested positive for WNV. – See http://www.addison-eagle.com/news/2013/jul/19/west-nile-virus-detected-addison-county/

vilas cty WIWisconsin 07/22/13 Vilas County: A dead crow found in the county on July 9th has tested positive for WNV. – See http://www.starjournalnow.com/news/featuredheadlines/216439851.html

Chippewa_County.WIWisconsin 07/11/13 Chippewa County: A dead crow found in the northern tier of the county has tested positive for WNV. This is the fourth county in the state to report an infected bird. – See http://www.weau.com/home/headlines/Chippewa-County-bird-tests-positive-for-West-Nile-virus-215154111.html

Fremont_County.WYWyoming 07/19/13 Fremont County: Health officials have confirmed that mosquitoes trapped between Hudson and Lander have tested positive for WNV. – See http://www.kansascity.com/2013/07/19/4353615/west-nile-virus-found-in-fremont.html

Canada:

Manitoba,_Canada_svgManitoba 07/19/13 cbc.ca: Health officials have confirmed that mosquitoes trapped in Morris during the week of July 7th have tested positive for WNV. – See http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/story/2013/07/19/mb-west-nile-virus-mosquitoes-manitoba.html

Rabies:

by_Svdmolen_WCAlabama 07/23/13 Dale County: City officials have confirmed that a raccoon found on Phyllis Avenue in Level Plains has tested positive for rabies. – See http://www.southeastsun.com/article_08491c82-f3d8-11e2-8c22-0019bb30f31a.html

California 07/23/13 Alameda County: A common Mexican free-tailed bat that bit a teenaged female volunteer at the Oakland Zoo on Saturday has tested positive for rabies. – See http://www.ktvu.com/news/news/localbats/health-officials-issue-warning-after-teen-bitten-b/nY2T6/

Colorado 07/19/13 Mesa County: A bat found in the county has tested positive for rabies and pets that had contact with it have been quarantined. – See http://www.sfgate.com/news/science/article/Bat-in-Mesa-County-tests-positive-for-rabies-4675782.php

MissouriDeptConservationConnecticut 07/20/13 New London County: A sick raccoon found in the vicinity of Flanders Four Corners, in the parking lot of JR’s shack and Rite Aid pharmacy, in East Lyme this week has tested positive for rabies. It was reported that several people were trying to help the animal and they should seek immediate medical advice. – See http://thelymes.patch.com/groups/animals/p/rabid-raccoon-found-on-flanders-road-in-east-lyme_c32e9798

ebf690e90681d99a574659bc81d78f29Georgia 07/19/13 Rockdale County: A fox that bit a resident in his yard in the vicinity of Smyrna and McDaniel Mill roads in Conyers last Friday has tested positive for rabies. – See http://www.rockdalenews.com/section/1/article/16244/

RaccoonDEC_NY.govMaryland 07/19/13 Montgomery County: A sick raccoon reported in the vicinity of the 100 block of East Deer Park Drive in Gaithersburg has tested positive for rabies. – See http://www.gazette.net/article/20130719/NEWS/130718876/1080/second-raccoon-tests-positive-for-rabies-in-gaithersburg&template=gazette

756 - CopyNew Jersey 07/19/13 Passaic County: A sick skunk picked up in the vicinity of Witherspoon Road in Clifton on July 8th has tested positive for rabies. – See http://www.northjersey.com/news/216109581_Rabid_skunk_found_in_Clifton.html

trapped%20fox%20030506North Carolina 07/23/13 Wake County: A fox found Friday near the intersection of South Lakeside Drive and Norman Place in Raleigh has tested positive for rabies. – See http://www.wral.com/rabid-fox-found-in-west-raleigh/12694726/

batinlaundrySouth Carolina 07/19/13 Kershaw County: A bat fund inside a home in Bethune has tested positive for rabies. – See http://www.wltx.com/news/article/243089/2/Bat-Found-in-Home-Tests-Positive-for-Rabies-

rabiesAlert521d4-1Texas 07/23/13 Denton County: A four-and-a-half-month old puppy that bit several family members in the vicinity of the 6800 block of Curry Drive in The Colony has tested positive for rabies. All five members of the household are being treated for potential exposure to the virus. – See http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2013/07/23/rabies-scare-in-the-colony/

Texas 07/20/13 Lamar County: A skunk that fought with two dogs in the 400 block of S.E. 42nd Street in the Morningside residential subdivision of Paris has tested positive for rabies. – See http://theparisnews.com knzjts-080709inknoseskunk - Copy/news/article_6487181c-f18c-11e2-9b4f-0019bb2963f4.html

Vermont 07/19/13 Windsor County: A skunk that attacked and bit an 84-year-old man several times as he was walking his dog on Queen Victoria Road in West Windsor last Tuesday has tested positive for rabies. – See http://www.thevermontstandard.com/2013/07/elderly-man-recovering-from-rabid-skunk-attack/

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