RABIES reports from COLORADO, GEORGIA, & VIRGINIA ~ CDC Reports: ZOONOTIC DISEASE summary for week ending April 7, 2012.

Striped skunk. Photo by Boscoiscool at en wikipedia. Wikimedia Commons.

Colorado 04/20/12 Pueblo County: In just the past three weeks, seven skunks have tested positive for rabies. Officials say they had a total of only nine rabid skunks reported all of last year. – Seehttp://www.kktv.com/news/headlines/Vaccinate_Your_Pets_7th_Rabid_Skunk_Found_148335065.html

Georgia 04/20/12 Atlanta, Fulton County: A black-and-white Boston terrier named Max bit a 6-year-old boy at the Steamhouse Lounge on West Peachtree Street last Sunday but the party the dog was with allegedly provided false identification before leaving the restaurant. The dog was with a woman in her early 20s, who was dining with a man and another woman. If the dog’s owner isn’t found, the boy will have to complete a series of post-exposure rabies shots. – See http://www.ajc.com/news/atlanta/dog-owner-vanishes-child-1423029.html

Virginia 04/20/12 Accomack & Northampton counties: Health officials confirm in the past week a fox and three raccoons have tested positive for rabies. The animals were found in the Eastville, Parksley, Chincoteague, and Melfa vicinities. – See http://www.delmarvanow.com/article/20120420/NEWS01/120420020/VA-SHORE-Rabies-cases-increase-significantly-Accomack-Northampton-counties?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Eastern%20Shore%20News

CDC Reports:

CDC MMWR Summary for Week ending April 7, 2012:

Published April 13, 2012/ 61(14); ND-184-ND-198

Anaplasmosis . . . 6 . . . Maine, New York (3), Rhode Island (2),

Babesiosis . . . 1 . . . New York,

Brucellosis . . . 1 . . . Florida, 

Ehrlichiosis . . . 2 . . . Missouri, New York,

Giardiasis . . . 93 . . . Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas (4), Florida (23), Idaho (3), Iowa (3), Maine (3), Maryland (2), Michigan, Missouri (2), Nebraska (5), New York (19), Ohio (8), Oregon (5), Pennsylvania (4), Rhode Island, Virginia, Washington (6), Wisconsin,

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

Lyme Disease . . .  113. . .  Florida (2), Kentucky, Maryland (7), New Jersey (28), New York (47), Pennsylvania (28),

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

Rabies (Animal) . . . 22. . . Alaska, Arkansas (3), Illinois, Maine (3), New Mexico, New York (5), Texas (2), Vermont (4), Virginia (2),

Spotted Fever (Confirmed) . . . 2. . . Georgia, Virginia,

Spotted Fever (Probable) . . . 4 . . . Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Tennessee,

Tularemia . . . 2 . . . Missouri, Tennessee.

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