HEALTH BEAT Rabies: a scary foe
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A mild winter and spring have led to a spike in rabies cases in North Dakota. State officials are urging pet and livestock owners to make sure their animals are vaccinated against the deadly virus.
The Board of Animal Health is recommending any dogs that were at the Grand Forks Circle of Friends Humane Society from March 15th through 20th be euthanized. An estimated 35 dogs will need to be euthanized or quarantined.
The Grand Forks Health Department continues to screen people who came in contact with a rabid dog. Up to 15 people will receive a treatment of shots as precaution. This after a stray dog was brought to the Grand Forks Circle of Friends Humane Society and tested positive for rabies.
A dog brought to the Grand Forks Circle of Friends Humane Society has tested positive for rabies. Even though the dogs never bit anyone, the health department says 13 to 15 people will need to be treated for rabies, which includes series of shots.
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