Rabies reports from Florida, Georgia, and Alabama

Florida  02/17/10  wjhg.com:  A raccoon received by Health Department staff on February 12, has tested positive for rabies according to lab results received from the Department of Health Pensacola Branch Lab. The raccoon had contact with a dog at a home on Shady Grove Rd., South of Sneads. The dog has been placed in quarantine to prevent possible spread of the disease

Georgia  02/17/10  savannahnow.com:  Public health officials are warning residents to watch out for rabid animals.  In the last 45 days, two feral cats in Chatham County tested positive for rabies, according to an announcement released Wednesday by the Chatham County Health Department. One of the cats was found in the Buckhalter Road area in Savannah and the other in the Harmony subdivision in Pooler.

Alabama  02/17/10  blog.al.com:  A raccoon in the Silverhill area has been diagnosed with rabies prompting Baldwin County health officials to encourage pet owners to be sure their dogs, cats and ferrets are vaccinated against the fatal disease.

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