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2015-05-20 08:37:21 – Biological Hazard – USA

EDIS Code: BH-20150520-48295-USA
Date&Time: 2015-05-20 08:37:21 [UTC]
Continent: North-America
Country: USA
State/Prov.: State of New Mexico,
Location: Lincoln Country,

Description:
Health officials say they’ve found a strain of rabies they’ve never seen before after a fox bit a woman in Lincoln County. The woman the fox bit is now OK. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said when it tested the fox, it found a strain it had never seen before. Health officials believe it’s linked to bats, which are well-known for transmitting the disease — not just to foxes, but raccoons, coyotes and domesticated pets. Residents should keep children and pets away from wild animals, Game and Fish officials said. They also said after seeing a potentially rabid animal, residents should contact their local Animal Control Department. Additionally, never touch a dead or sick animal and make sure pets are up-to-date on rabies shots, they said. Rabies can be fatal in humans unless treated quickly. Residents should get medical help immediately if they come in contact with a rabid animal.

The name of Hazard: Rabies (fox)
Species: Animal
Status: Confirmed

Posted:2015-05-20 08:37:21 [UTC]

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