COLLARED: Politics and Personalities in Oregon’s Wolf Country, a new book about the impact of the WOLF’s return to OREGON ~ EEE & WNV reports from CA, CO, IL, IA, ME, NM, OK, TN, & TX ~ RABIES reports from AL, COx2, NJx3, NM, NY, NCx2, OH, SC, TXx2, & VA.

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Oregon 10/04/13 kval.com: by Mark Floyd – The reappearance of wolves in Oregon and the impact this apex predator has on people from ranchers to conservationists to attorneys is the subject of a new book by the Oregon State University Press. “Collared: Politics and Personalities in Oregon’s Wolf Country” was written by Aimee Lyn Eaton, a former science communicator at OSU who also has worked as a free-lance writer for the New York Times, National Geographic and other publications. Eaton describes her experience in seeing wolves first-hand, and meeting many Oregonians most affected by their return. She takes the reader to the State Capitol in Salem, to town hall meetings in rural northeastern Oregon and beyond. Tom Booth of the OSU Press said the book encourages “a deeper, multi-faceted understanding of the controversial and storied presence of wolves in Oregon.” Four events are scheduled for the author in Portland and Corvallis next week. – See http://www.kval.com/outdoors/Book-chronicles-wolfs-return-to-Oregon-226060011.html

Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) & West Nile Virus (WNV):

San Bernadino Cty CACalifornia 10/05/13 San Bernardino County: Officials have confirmed the first WNV-related fatality this year. There have been six other WNV-related deaths in the state this year. = See http://www.inlandnewstoday.com/story.php?s=30639

Pueblo_County_COColorado 10/02/13 Pueblo County: Officials have confirmed three new human cases of WNV in the county in the past week bringing the total to four this year. – See http://www.fox21news.com/news/story.aspx?id=953888#.Uk436RDnC5d

Rock_Island_County_IllinoisIllinois 10/03/13 Rock Island County: Officials have confirmed that a horse stabled in the county has tested positive for WNV. – See http://qctimes.com/news/local/horse-tests-positive-for-west-nile-virus-in-rock-island/article_a358b383-2c71-5ae1-bccb-12862baea9f6.html

map_of_sioux_city_iaIowa 10/03/13 Plymouth and Woodbury counties: A Mercy Medical Center-Sioux City official confirmed that four human cases of neuro-invasive WNV are currently being treated. Six human cases of WNV have been treated at the center so far this year. One patient died. State officials say 26 human cases of WNV have been reported in the state this year. – See http://www.sacbee.com/2013/10/03/5790761/sioux-city-hospital-treating-4.html

Somerset_County.MEMaine 10/01/13 Somerset County: Town officials have confirmed that a horse testing positive for EEE died in Fairfield. So far this year, three horses and an emu have died of the virus statewide, most in the southern tier of the state. – See http://www.pressherald.com/news/EEE_kills_horse_in_Fairfield__Maine_.html

NM_image_miniNew Mexico 10/04/13 NM Dept of Health: Officials have confirmed that ten new human cases of WNV have been reported in the state, bringing the statewide total to 20 cases this year. August and September are peak times for West Nile cases in New Mexico though infectious mosquitoes can be present until the first hard frost. A horse from Otero County also tested positive for West Nile Virus infection. The new cases are in Bernalillo, Curry, Lea, Quay, Roosevelt, and San Juan counties. – See http://www.health.state.nm.us/CommunicationsOffice/2013%20News%20Releases/NMDOH-PressRelease-20131004-WestNile-EN.pdf

07cd7361057a7994e7e590e1fb0d3868ed6ff5ad-1Oklahoma 10/04/13 tulsaworld.com: Officials have confirmed three more fatal human cases of WNV, two in Oklahoma County and one in Ellis County, bringing the state’s total number of WNV-related deaths this year to five. Statewide, 38 people have tested positive for the virus, with 25 hospitalized, in 2013. – See http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/three-more-oklahomans-die-from-west-nile-virus/article_e3c9dc50-55e9-5a40-b0a6-90d3a57ed039.html

Rutherford_County.TNTennessee 10/03/13 Rutherford County: A Murfreesboro man, 82, has been hospitalized and is in an intensive care unit after being diagnosed with WNV. At least 12 other human cases of WNV have been reported in the state so far this year. – See http://www.dnj.com/article/20131003/NEWS/310030004/West-Nile-virus-strikes-Boro-man?nclick_check=1

Lubbock_County_TXTexas 10/04/13 Lubbock County: Officials have confirmed a WNV-related fatality in the City of Lubbock reported recently is the first death tied to the virus this year. The victim lived in ZIP code 79424. – See http://www.myfoxlubbock.com/news/local/story/West-Nile-Virus-Lubbock/XHHDHM0ngEOuLVv6MjeiAg.cspx

Rabies:

337278_koshka_kot_rebenok_ditya_devochka_kosichka_ulybka_2990x2170_(www.GdeFon.ru)Alabama 10/03/13 Henry County: A stray cat that Abbeville residents said was “acting strangely” has tested positive for rabies. – See http://www.wtvy.com/news/headlines/Cat-Found-With-Rabies-in-Abbeville-226374871.html

injured.bat23300f8Colorado 10/04/13 Weld County: Two University of Northern Colorado students are receiving post-exposure rabies treatment after rescuing an injured bat in their dorm room that later tested positive for the virus. – See http://www.sacbee.com/2013/10/04/5794530/unc-students-get-rabies-shots.html

wood-farm1Colorado 10/02/13 Weld County: A stray cat that bit a man working on a backyard fence in the vicinity of the Platteville Elementary School in Platteville has tested positive for rabies. – See http://kdvr.com/2013/10/02/rabid-cat-bits-man-in-platteville-near-elementary-school/

havahart-skunk_120New Jersey 10/04/13 Cumberland County: A skunk killed by a dog last Friday in the area of Lincoln and Sherman avenues in Vineland has tested positive for rabies. – See http://www.nbc40.net/story/23613154/second-case-of-rabies-confirmed-this-week-in-vineland

GE DIGITAL CAMERANew Jersey 10/02/13 Camden County: A bat removed from a home in the Blackwood section of Gloucester Township on September 30th has tested positive for rabies. – See http://www.nj.com/camden/index.ssf/2013/10/bat_found_in_gloucester_township_home_tests_positive_for_rabies.html

111009110345_Raccoon3 - CopyNew Jersey 10/02/13 Salem County: A raccoon that fought with a vaccinated dog in a Pittsgrove Township resident’s backyard on September 20th has tested positive for rabies. – See http://www.nj.com/salem/index.ssf/2013/10/salem_county_health_department_confirms_sixth_rabies_case_of_2013.html

New Mexico 10/03/13 Bernalillo County: Six students at Polk Middle School in Albuquerque are being treated for potential exposure to rabies after they were found playing with a bat that tested positive for the virus. – See injured.bat4968fohttp://www.kasa.com/news/local/aps-students-given-rabies-vaccine

New York 10/02/13 Suffolk County: A third grade student at Nokomis Elementary School in Holbrook is being treated for potential exposure to rabies as a precaution after a bat bit her on the arm in the girls lavatory. The bat was not captured. – See http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/10/02/l-i-mother-concerned-angry-following-daughters-run-in-with-bat/

5731289-very-cute-child-with-a-cat-in-armsNorth Carolina 10/03/13 Cumberland County: A stray cat found dead on Tom Starling Road in Gray’s Creek is being treated as a case of rabies because it bit a man on Hall Park Road this past Sunday. Tests were inconclusive due to the cat’s state of decomposition. – See http://www.fayobserver.com/articles/2013/10/03/1287188?sac=fo.local

angry%20racNorth Carolina 10/01/13 Cumberland County: Officials have issued a Rabies Alert after a raccoon that was killed by two stray dogs tested positive for the virus. The raccoon was found on Billy Joe Lane in Linden, off Honeybee and Colliers Chapel roads on September 28th. Two stray dogs were earlier seen fighting with the raccoon. Officials have no description of the stray dogs. – See http://www.wncn.com/story/23579541/stray-dogs-exposed-to-rabies-after-killing-raccoon-in-cumberland-co

Ohio 10/03/13 Medina County: A bat found in a Brunswick home on September 26th  has tested positive for rabies. – See http://fox8.com/2013/10bat78d65d0/03/another-rabid-bat-found-1-person-exposed/

South Carolina 10/03/13 Charleston County: Three adult residents of the City of Charleston are receiving post exposure rabies treatment as a precaution after being exposed to a bat that tested positive for the virus. – See http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20131003/PC16/131009805/1009/three-people-in-charleston-exposed-to-rabid-bat&source=RSS

Texas 10/03/13 Gray County: A dead bat found in an unoccupied barn on the southeast corner of Pampa has tested positive for rabies. – See http://www.thepampanews.com/news/article_0955de2a-2c73-11e3-a22f-0019bb30f31a.html

skunk245mn2Texas 10/02/13 Collin and Denton counties: A skunk killed by a Frisco resident’s vaccinated dogs in the vicinity of Panther Creek Parkway and Farm-to-Market 423 late last month has tested positive for rabies. – See http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Rabid-Skunk-Found-in-Frisco-Backyard-226207771.html

1426663Virginia 10/04/13 Newport News: Peninsula Health District officials have confirmed that a  raccoon killed by a dog in the vicinity of Colony and Marlboro roads has tested positive for rabies. – See http://hamptonroads.com/2013/10/dog-kills-rabid-raccoon-newport-news

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