Young FOX prompts RABIES ALERT in CALIFORNIA ~ Other RABIES reports from CA, CT, NJx2, NC, WV, & CANADA: ONT ~ TEXAS county reports 14 cases of DENGUE FEVER confirmed ~ WEST NILE VIRUS reports from NYx2, & TX.

Gray fox kit. Photo by Calius. Wikimedia Commons.

Gray fox kit. Photo by Calius. Wikimedia Commons.

California 11/16/13 Yolo County: A young fox, or kit, that attacked two horses on Putah Creek Road in Winters near the Railroad Bridge on the Solano County side of the creek this past Friday has tested positive for rabies. According to a local trapper, this fox is old enough to have been on its own since July or August and it could be an isolated case, but the infection might have resulted from contact with an infected bat or other animal while hunting. A rabid bat was found in Woodland last week as well (see below). – See article at http://www.dailydemocrat.com/breakingnews/ci_24536934/yolo-animalservices-warning-about-rabid-fox-near-winters

Other Rabies reports:

LittleBrownBatCalifornia 11/13/13 Yolo County: Officials have issued a Rabies Alert after a bat found Friday in the Woodland area near County Road 102 and Farmer Central Road tested positive for rabies. – See http://www.modbee.com/2013/11/13/3029041/yolo-officials-urge-caution-after.html

thumbnailCA0KC8HVConnecticut 11/15/13 Hartford County: A skunk believed to have been killed by a vaccinated dog and found dead on Welch Drive in Enfield on Thursday has tested positive for rabies. – See http://www.courant.com/community/enfield/hc-enfield-rabies-1116-20131115,0,3267514.story

4541357140foxNew Jersey 11/13/13 Middlesex County: A fox found in a goat pen at Rutgers University in New Brunswick in the vicinity of College Farm Road and Route 1 has tested positive for rabies. This is the 14th animal in the county confirmed positive for rabies this year. – See http://www.mycentraljersey.com/article/20131113/NJNEWS/311130048/Fox-tests-positive-for-rabies-in-New-Brunswick

New Jersey 11/13/13 Middlesex County: A raccoon killed by a vaccinated pet dog in a resident’s yard in the vicinity of Oak and Maple avenues in Metuchen has tested positive for rabies. This is the 13th animal in the county confirmed positive for rabies this year. – See http://em.gmnews.com/news/2013-11-13/Front_Page/Third_rabid_animal_found_in_Metuchen_this_year.html

elkgrovecity.govNorth Carolina 11/14/13 Alamance County: A raccoon that was killed by an unvaccinated dog on Georgetown Drive in Elon has tested positive for rabies. – See http://www.digtriad.com/news/local/article/305873/57/Dog-Fights-Kills-Rabid-Racoon-Placed-In-Quarantine

West Virginia 11/12/13 Marion County: A raccoon found at the northern end of the county has tested positive for rabies. – See http://www.wboy.com/story/23948210/animal-tests-positive-for-rabies-in-marion-county

Canada:

deptNatRes.DelawareOntario 11/14/13 Middlesex-London Health Unit: A Rabies Alert has been issued for London area residents after a bat tested positive for the virus recently. – See http://www.londoncommunitynews.com/news-story/4207502-bat-tests-positive-for-rabies-health-unit/

Dengue Fever:

imagesTexas 11/15/13 Rio Grande Valley: Health officials in Cameron County have confirmed 14 cases of dengue fever, a mosquito-borne viral disease. Neighboring Hidalgo County has identified three additional probable cases, but none of these have been confirmed. It is most serious in the very young, and very old, especially if they have diabetes or asthma. Symptoms may range from minor to life-threatening. There is neither a vaccine nor any treatment for dengue and physicians can only treat symptoms. For more information see http://www.cdc.gov/Dengue/ . – Also see video and article at http://www.valleycentral.com/news/story.aspx?id=972217#.UogVCuIljM0

West Nile Virus (WNV):

nassau cty NYNew York 11/15/13 Nassau County: A 7th human case of WNV was confirmed Thursday. A female resident of Hampstead tested positive for the virus. – See http://plainview.patch.com/groups/politics-and-elections/p/7th-west-nile-case-confirmed-in-nassau-plainview

suffolk cty NY (2)New York 11/12/13 Suffolk County: A 3rd human case of WNV was confirmed Tuesday, bringing the total on Long Island to 9 so far this year. The 50+ year-old female resident of Huntington is now recovering. – See http://www.newsday.com/news/health/3rd-west-nile-human-case-confirmed-in-suffolk-1.6424996

TH-LEGACY-IMAGE-ID-355-vaccinationTexas 11/15/13 kdhnews.com: State officials have confirmed that two horses in Coryell County and one each in Bell and Lampasas counties have tested positive for equine WNV. These four are among 10 confirmed by the Texas Department of State Health Services. Two of the 10 cases were fatal. – See http://kdhnews.com/news/official-three-area-horses-test-positive-for-west-nile-virus/article_a53e2f50-4d74-11e3-9adf-0019bb30f31a.html

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