New Jersey 01/20/10 reminderusa.net: Cumberland County Public Health Coordinator Herb Roeschke announced last Wednesday that the department received test results that indicated a raccoon, found dead in Upper Deerfield Township on Jan. 9 tested positive for rabies. A resident found a raccoon biting his dog’s leg after the dog returned into his house at nighttime. After the resident tried to pry the raccoon’s mouth off the dog’s leg, he then killed the raccoon with a knife.
In the process of the scuffle, the resident was cut by the knife, leaving himself exposed to the raccoon’s saliva. There were signs of saliva exposure to the dog and possible exposure to the resident’s spouse.
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This is where wildlife and healthcare professionals, hunters, campers, hikers, anglers, and other outdoor enthusiasts will find interesting information about natural unseen hazards that place them at risk. As my book focused exclusively on Rabies, Tetanus (Lockjaw), Tularemia (Rabbit Fever), Brucellosis (Undulant Fever), Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and Borrelia (Lyme Disease), posts regarding these six diseases will be limited to more recent developments and items of interest that were not included or were not available when the book was published in June of 2009. Topics will also include Chronic Wasting Disease, West Nile Virus, Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome, and other diseases of particular interest to those who work and play in the great American outdoors.
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