NORTH CAROLINA health officials order euthanization of 20 DOGS following expsosure to RACCOON with RABIES ~ Other RABIES reports from GEORGIA, ILLINOIS, MARYLAND, & VIRGINIA ~ CDC Reports: ZOONOTIC DISEASE summary for week ending March 10, 2012.

Raccoon. Photo by Buenavista Township.

North Carolina 03/23/12 Mebane, Alamance County: A raccoon involved in a fight with three dogs has tested positive for rabies. None of the dogs were vaccinated. Two were euthanized along with 18 of their puppies. The third dog’s owner is paying all costs associated with a six-month quarantine at a veterinarian facility. See http://www.wxii12.com/news/30749984/detail.html

Georgia 03/23/12 North Hall, Hall County: A skunk that tangled with a dog in the Homestead Drive area has tested positive for rabies. This is the eighth confirmed case of rabies in the county this year. See http://www.accessnorthga.com/detail.php?n=246795

Illinois 03/23/12 Godfrey, Madison County: Officials are looking for a pair of aggressive dogs, one of which bit a four-year-old child earlier this week in The Oaks subdivision. If the dogs are not located, the child’s parents will have to consider post-exposure prophylaxis rabies shots.  See http://www.thetelegraph.com/news/godfrey-67779-search-bit.html

Maryland 03/23/12 Hagerstown, Washington County: An adult male, brown-and-black tabby stray cat captured last week in the 300 block of Northern Avenue has tested positive for rabies. Anyone who may have come in contact with the cat needs to contact the health department. See http://www.herald-mail.com/news/local/hm-cat-captured-on-northern-avenue-tests-positive-for-rabies-20120323,0,2400963.story

Virginia 03/23/12 Williamsburg: A raccoon captured in the Heritage Pointe area of Ford’s Colony has tested positive for rabies. See http://wydaily.com/local-news/8691-rabid-raccoon-found-in-fords-colony.html

CDC Reports:

CDC MMWR Summary for Week ending March 10, 2012:

Published March 16, 2012/ 61(10); ND-128-ND-141

Anaplasmosis . . . 1 . . . New York,

Babesiosis . . . 2 . . . Maryland, New York,

Brucellosis . . . 1 . . . Alaska, 

Ehrlichiosis . . . 1 . . . Tennessee,

Giardiasis . . . 110 . . . Alabama (2), Arkansas, California (13), Florida (10), Georgia (2), Idaho (4), Indiana, Iowa (5), Maine, Maryland (6), Michigan (4), Missouri (2), Nebraska (3), New York (17), Ohio (12), Oregon (2), Pennsylvania (7), Rhode Island (4), South Carolina (5), Vermont, Virginia (4), Washington (4),

Hansen Disease (Leprosy) . . . 1 . . . Florida, 

Lyme Disease . . .  125. . . Florida (4), Maryland (8), New Jersey (63), New York (22), Pennsylvania (25), Virginia (2), West Virginia, 

Q Fever (Acute) . . . 1 . . . Maryland,

Rabies (Animal) . . . 28. . . Alabama, Kentucky, Maine, New Mexico, New York (7), Rhode Island, Texas (4), Vermont, Virginia (10), West Virginia,

Spotted Fever (Confirmed) . . . 1. . . Virginia,

Spotted Fever (Probable) . . . 6 . . . Maryland, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee (3).

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