VIRGINIAN suffers multiple bites when attacked by FOX ~ Other RABIES reports from FL, MD, MT, PA, TX, VA, WA, & CANADA: ONTARIO ~ WEST NILE VIRUS report from COLORADO.

Eastern Red Fox. Photo by William H. Majoros. Wikimedia Commons.

Eastern Red Fox. Photo by William H. Majoros. Wikimedia Commons.

Virginia 06/21/13 Chesterfield County: A fox that attacked and bit a woman several times on Tuesday in the vicinity of the 13600 block of Quail Hollow Lane, off Brandermill Parkway, in Brandermill has tested positive for rabies. – See http://www.nbc12.com/story/22654988/chesterfield-woman-bit-by-rabid-fox

Other Rabies Reports:

fox-runningFlorida 06/21/13 Palm Beach County: A West Palm Beach man is being treated for potential exposure to rabies after being bitten by a fox that then ran away. The incident occurred in the vicinity of Caloosa Boulevard and Twisted Tree. – See http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/west-palm-man-bit-by-fox-treated-for-rabies/nYRW6/

imagesMaryland 06/21/13 Frederick County: Health officials are seeking the owner of a dog who bit a person at a local park on Friday. It happened around 9 a.m. at Baker Park in Frederick.  Officials need to speak with the owner of the dog so the bite victim may avoid receiving unnecessary post-exposure rabies vaccinations. Frederick County Animal Control officials say the unidentified dog, a small, brown, Yorkie-type, and another Yorkie-type dog were being walked by their owner. Anyone within the area who has information about the owner’s identity is asked to contact officials (301)-600-1717. – See http://your4state.com/fulltext?nxd_id=314672

Bat%20SketchMontana 06/21/13 Lewis & Clark County: Health officials have confirmed that a bat captured at the Holter Lake Campground near Helena over the Father’s Day weekend has tested positive for rabies. Parents who were there between June 1 and 15 should ask their children if they touched or played with a bat  – See http://www.ktvq.com/news/rabies-confirmed-in-bat-captured-at-montana-campground-203562/

1Pennsylvania 06/22/13 Franklin County: Officials are searching for the owner of a dog that bit a man in a local dog park and then left without providing information. A man, no name given, was bitten by a dog at the Guilford Township Norlo Dog Park on Wednesday, according to Dog Law Officer Georgia Martin. The owner brought his shepherd type breed dog into the fenced area and turned the dog loose, Martin said. The dog then attacked the man, biting him and breaking the skin, she said. The dog owner leashed the dog and left without giving any information on himself or the current rabies vaccination of the dog. The victim is currently going through rabies series, Martin said. The owner is described as a white male in his 30s with blondish hair. He is about 6’1″ tall and weighs about 270 pounds with no facial hair. The dog is described as a black male Belgian Shepherd Malinois type breed weight about 70 pounds. Anyone with information on the dog owner is asked to contact Dog Law Officer Georgia Martin at 762-9794. – See http://www.publicopiniononline.com/latestnews/ci_23515915/officials-looking-information-owner-dog-that-attacked-man?source=most_viewed

batinlaundryTexas 06/21/13 Angelina County: A bat captured in a home in the vicinity of the 1100 block of Williams Street in Lufkin has tested positive for rabies. – See http://lufkindailynews.com/news/community/article_ec921648-dac2-11e2-beba-001a4bcf887a.html

506px-Raccoon_(Procyon_lotor)_1_Darkone_WCVirginia 06/22/13 York County: A raccoon found in the vicinity of Water Fowl Drive in the Lakes at Dare neighborhood has tested positive for rabies. – See http://wydaily.com/2013/06/22/rabid-raccoon-found-in-yorks-lakes-at-dare-neighborhood/

batsWashington 06/20/13 Whatcom County: Health officials have issued a Rabies Alert after a bat tested positive for the virus earlier this week. Bats are the main carriers of rabies in the state of Washington: – See http://www.thenewstribune.com/2013/06/21/2646958/health-officials-warn-about-rabid.html

Canada:

help-298x300Ontario 06/21/13 Grey County: The Grey Bruce Health Unit is seeking the public’s help to find the owner of a dog which bit a woman in the lip when she bent down to pet it in Tiverton Wednesday night. The small, brown terrier-like dog was running at large without its owner, the health unit said in a news release Friday. The dog ran away and so the health unit wants help to identify its owner to see if the animal has rabies. Otherwise, the woman who was bit could have to undergo unnecessary rabies treatment. Call the Grey Bruce Health Unit at 519-376-9420 if you can help. – See http://www.owensoundsuntimes.com/2013/06/21/health-unit-looking-for-dog-owner

West Nile Virus (WNV):

BoulderCounty_COColorado 06/21/13 Boulder County: A mosquito trapped in Longmont has tested positive for WNV. – See http://kwgn.com/2013/06/21/west-nile-detected-in-longmont-mosquito/

 

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