Tag: rabies

Elderly Man Bitten By Rabid Bat Hiding In iPad Case

A man was bitten by a bat inside his home in New Hampshire. Roy Syvertson reported that he was using his iPad inside his living room when he felt pain similar to a bee sting.

Public Health May 30, 2019

Tourist Dies From Rabies After Getting Bitten By Dog She Rescued

A woman from Norway visited the Philippines and took a stray puppy to her resort to wash and play with it. Upon getting back home, she fell ill and died of rabies.

Animals May 11, 2019

Rabid Goat Puts 9 People In Danger Of Rabies

The DHEC confirmed that a goat in South Carolina has rabies, potentially exposing nine people to the deadly viral disease. Officials warned the public to avoid contact with stray and wild animals.

Public Health March 12, 2019

Rabid Raccoons Identified In Manhattan For The First Time Since 2011

Rabid raccoons have been found in New York for the first time in eight years. Health authorities are urging New Yorkers to vaccinate their pets.

Public Health March 9, 2019

Hospital Charges Florida Woman Jeannette Parker Nearly $50,000 For Stray Cat Bite

Jeannette Parker fed tuna to a seemingly hungry stray cat outside Everglades National Park in Florida. The feline however, bit her. Worse, she got billed $48,512 for the treatment.

Public Health February 27, 2019

Bat Showing Up At Indiana Pacers Game Triggers Rabies Scare

A bat that invaded last week's Indiana Pacers versus Los Angeles Clippers game last week might have rabies, public health officials said. The state health department is urging everyone who touched the bat to look into getting a rabies vaccination.

Public Health February 11, 2019

Florida Woman Ann-Christine Langselius Attacked By 'Aggressive' Otter While Walking Her Dog

A woman in Florida says that an otter attacked her while she was taking a stroll with her dog at a park. Her dog was unharmed, but she is temporarily unable to walk because of the severe bites she incurred.

Public Health January 18, 2019

Woman Dies Of Rabies After Puppy Encounter During Yoga Retreat In India

Tour members confirmed that a woman was bitten by a puppy outside a hotel in India. The wound was simply washed with water and she was given no further treatment.

Public Health January 4, 2019

Flagstaff Police Warning Locals About Rabies Infected Foxes

The Flagstaff Police Department issued a warning after three attacks by suspected rabid foxes had been reported over the weekend. Two people have been confirmed to be bitten by the creatures.

Public Health December 26, 2018

Bobcat That Attacked People Killed By Authorities, Tests Positive For Rabies

A bobcat in Vermont was able to bite three people in Upper Valley before getting shot by authorities. Testing revealed that the creature was positive for rabies.

Public Health December 14, 2018

One Of Raccoons Thought To Be 'Drunk' On Crabapples Actually Had Distemper

Were the raccoons thought to be 'drunk' really intoxicated or were they actually sick? One of them, as well as another raccoon, was euthanized because of distemper.

Public Health November 17, 2018

Utah Man's Rabies Death Is First In State Since 1944

A man in Utah has died from rabies from a possible bat exposure in their property. Evidently, he and his wife were unaware that bats were rabies carriers.

Public Health November 9, 2018

Man Fights Off And Kills Rabid Beaver That Attacked Him And Daughter While Kayaking

An afternoon of kayaking turned into a nightmare when a beaver attacked a father and daughter. Local authorities eventually confirmed that the beaver was indeed rabid.

Public Health August 11, 2018

New Jersey Woman Strangles Rabid Fox That Attacked And Bit Her

In an escape attempt, a New Jersey woman strangled the rabid fox that had already bitten her multiple times. In 2015 alone, there were over 5,500 rabies cases in the United States.

Public Health July 27, 2018

Chinese Drug Company Falsified Records, Distributed Thousands Of Faulty Vaccines For Children

Two vaccines produced by Changchun Changsheng Bio-technology, one of China's largest vaccine manufacturers, have been found defective. Some of the vaccines are already on the market and have been administered to Chinese children.

Medicine July 24, 2018

Colorado Woman Rescues Baby Raccoon, Exposes 21 People To Rabies

A Weld County woman's rescue of a baby raccoon turned into the largest rabies exposure case in the county. Authorities advise the public to stay away from wildlife, even if they appear to have been abandoned.

Public Health July 6, 2018

Police Search For German Shepherd After Man Was Bitten And Could Be At Risk Of Rabies

A man who was bitten by a German shepherd will have to undergo rabies treatment if the dog is not found. Police have released footage of the dog and his owner in hopes of finding them and having the dog tested for rabies.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 2, 2018

95-Year-Old Man Beats Rabid Fox To Death With Wooden Plank

An elderly man saved his life by beating a rabid fox to death that was on his deck. The man claimed to have had previous incidents where local residents were attacked by a rabid fox and did not want to take any chances.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 28, 2018

Rabid Fox Killed In New Hampshire After Attacking 4-Year-Old Boy

A fox was shot and killed in New Hampshire after attacking a 4-year-old boy and another man. The fox, which was acting in an aggressive manner, later tested positive for rabies.

Public Health June 26, 2018

Rabid Kitten Attacks Person In North Carolina: Protect Pets From Rabies This Summer

Encounters with potentially rabid animals are statistically higher when the weather is warmer. How can people protect their pets from the disease, especially in the summer?

Public Health June 22, 2018

46-Year-Old Grandmother Strangles Rabid Bobcat With Her Bare Hands After It Attacked Her

A grandmother from Athens, Georgia strangled a rabid bobcat with her bare hands outside of her home. The woman stated that the animal tried to attack her after she took a picture of it on her cellphone.

Public Health June 15, 2018

Woman Being Treated For Rabies After Touching Rabid Bat With Bare Hands

Minnesota authorities warn the public of potential encounters with rabid bats, saying bats should be avoided at all costs. Pets should also be vaccinated with anti-rabies as a precaution.

Public Health June 2, 2018

Rabies Alert: Health Officials Issue Warning In Indian River County After Cat Tests Positive

The Florida Department of Health in Indian River issued a rabies alert in Indian River County on Tuesday, May 15 after a stray cat tested positive for rabies. The alert is set to last 60 days.

Public Health May 20, 2018

Four People Treated For Rabies After Being Bitten By Raccoon

Authorities have yet to capture the potentially rabid raccoon that bit four individuals in Georgetown. All four bitten individuals have been given treatments, but they have to return for the next doses to complete the treatment.

Public Health May 12, 2018

Teenage Boy Attacked And Clawed By Bobcat In Maine Receives Rabies Treatment

A 17-year-old boy from Maine was attacked by a bobcat and is reportedly being treated for rabies. The young boy and his father were both attacked by the wild animal after it entered their backyard.

May 4, 2018

Canadian Homeopath Used Saliva From A Rabid Dog To Treat 4-Year-Old Boy With Behavior Problems

A homeopath tested a dog saliva concoction on a 4-year-old boy whom she described was in a 'rabid-dog state.' Health experts questioned her technique, saying it might have done more harm than good.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 18, 2018

Zombie Raccoons Freak Out Ohio: Here's What Likely Caused The Bizaare Behavior, And It's Not Rabies

Zombie raccoons have freaked out residents of Youngstown, Ohio, over the past couple of weeks. The animals were exhibiting very bizarre behavior, which a local veterinarian said is caused by a disease but not rabies.

Animals April 4, 2018

9-Year-Old Girl Attacked By Coyote Just Outside Her Home

A young girl got bruised, scratched, and bitten when she was attacked by a coyote just outside their house. What is the first thing to do when bitten by a possibly rabid animal?

Public Health March 17, 2018

Coyote Killed In New York City Tests Positive For Rabies: Second Coyote Still At Large

A coyote that was killed after going on a biting spree in New York City tested positive for rabies. The danger is not yet over though, as a second coyote also believed to be rabid is still on the loose.

Public Health March 5, 2018

Experimental Technique To Cure Rabies Fails To Save Florida Boy Who Was Scratched By Bat

A 6-year-old boy from Florida died due to rabies, which he contracted from a bat. The child was placed in a medically induced coma as part of the Milwaukee protocol, but the experimental treatment did not save his life.

Public Health January 16, 2018

Cases Of Rabies Confirmed In Superstition Mountain Area

Several cases of rabid animals have been confirmed in a known hiking area in Superstition Mountain in Arizona. Since 1960, 90 percent of rabies cases in the country come from wild animals.

Public Health November 19, 2017

Coyote That Attacked Woman In New York Trail Tests Positive For Rabies

A woman strolling through a park in rural New York was left with severe bites after being attacked by a coyote. The coyote responsible for the attack tested positive for rabies.

Public Health August 20, 2017

Bobcat Attacks Man And Dog In Arizona, Tests Positive For Rabies

What to do when a bobcat attacks? Here's the question Steve Verschoor from Arizona ultimately answered for himself when he helped out a man and his dog struggling with a bobcat attack last weekend.

Animals July 18, 2017

80-Year-Old Woman Gets Attacked By Rabid Bobcat, Needed Up To 60 Body Stitches

80-year-old Elsie Dabrowski from Sunapee, New Hampshire, has suffered bobcat mauling in her own garden. Know what to do and how to stay safe from animal attacks, particularly with rabid ones.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 27, 2017

Maine Jogger Kills Rabid Raccoon With Bare Hands After It Attacked Her

A Maine woman who was out jogging near her home was bitten and attacked by a rabid raccoon, but she fought back in a struggle. Here is how the entire thing ensued.

Animals June 16, 2017

Salad Sold In Walmart Recalled After Dead Bat Found Inside Packaged Mix

Fresh Express recalled a batch of its prepackaged salad after two customers complained about a bat found inside the mix. The CDC is currently undergoing an investigation into the matter.

Public Health April 9, 2017

Rabies: What To Do If You're Bitten By A Raccoon, Dog, Bat Or Other Animal

Here is a fact: Rabies can kill, but it can also be prevented. Learn the signs and symptoms of rabies and what to do if you are bitten.

Life March 29, 2016

Irvine Regional Park Bat Tests Positive For Rabies

A bat found in Orange County's Irvine Regional Park tested positive for rabies. Health officials urged people who may have come in contact with the animal to call the Orange County Health Care Agency.

Life January 1, 2016

1.5 Billion People In Southeast Asia At Risk Of Rabies: WHO

WHO has decided to collaborate with health organizations to combat the high risk for rabies in Southeast Asia.

Life September 27, 2015

Rabid Gray Fox Attacks Woman In New Mexico Prompting Rabies Scare

New Mexico has its fair share of wildlife, gray foxes included. After one bit a woman, the state now has its first case of rabies for the year.

Life April 24, 2015

60,000: Number Of People Killed Annually By Rabies From Dogs

The Global Alliance for Rabies Control reports that about 60,000 people around the world die each year due to complications from rabies. A majority of the victims come from less developed countries.

Life April 17, 2015

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