There have been some widespread rabies outbreaks around the world and it’s getting recognition partly because of the recent Chinese government killing of 5,000 dogs in one city after five people were diagnosed with the disease.
Police are warning Marina residents of a dead skunk found in a city neighborhood that tested positive for rabies last week.
Rabid skunks are on the rise and have been spotted in high numbers in Northern California. They are more aggressive and some have even gone after dogs.
The Santa Clara County Public Health Department has issued a notice to hikers in Los Gatos that a bat found near a trail has tested positive for the rabies virus, a deputy health officer said.
Health officials have confirmed that a 34-year-old man’s death in July stemmed from his contact with a rabid bat in Contra Costa County earlier this year.
We don’t hear all that much about rabies these days, but it’s still a relevant issue for pets and their owners.
A rabid bat was found near Lake Lagunitas in Marin County over the Labor Day holiday weekend, a Marin Humane Society spokeswoman said Friday.
San Francisco public health officials announced today that another rabid bat was found dead near Lake Merced last week, the fifth one discovered in the area so far this year.
A Fort Drum soldier has died of rabies believed to have been contracted during service overseas.
“She is truly a fighter.” That’s what doctors are saying about the little Northern California girl who survived rabies without a vaccine, the third person in the U.S. to do so.