Rabies

Fruit bat. (Photo by Ian Waldie/Getty Images)

Fourth Rabid Bat Found In Alameda County

A fourth bat found in Alameda County this month has tested positive for rabies, county health officials said Thursday.

03/19/2015

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Sick Bat Picked Up By Dog In Fremont Park Tests Positive For Rabies; 2nd Found This Month

A second bat found in Fremont has tested positive for rabies, police announced Tuesday.

03/17/2015

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Rabid Dead Bat Found At Fremont Community Center

A bat found at a Fremont community center last week tested positive for rabies, Alameda County Public Health Department officials announced Wednesday.

03/11/2015

A female skunk. These black and white creatures are most iconic for their unique, defensive odour.  (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Love Stinks! Especially If You Are A Skunk And It’s Mating Season

It’s mating season for skunks in the Bay Area. Hold your nose!

03/07/2015

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - SEPTEMBER 28:  A pet owner hydrates his Siberian Husky during the World Rabies Day celebrations on September 28, 2013 in Cainta Municipality, Philippines. (Photo by Veejay Villafranca/Getty Images for WSPA)

Eliminating Dogs As The Reservoir For Rabies Outbreaks

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.

10/20/2014

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Skunk Killed By Dog Tests Positive For Rabies, First Case In Monterey County

Police are warning Marina residents of a dead skunk found in a city neighborhood that tested positive for rabies last week.

06/19/2014

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NorCal Drought Forcing Rabid Skunks Into Populated Areas

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.

03/22/2014

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Bat Found Along Los Gatos Trail Tests Positive For Rabies

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.

05/17/2013

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Contra Costa County Man’s Death Confirmed To Be From Rabid Bat

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.

10/05/2012

(photo courtesy: City of Alameda)

Animal Update: Rabies Signs And Preventative Measures

We don’t hear all that much about rabies these days, but it’s still a relevant issue for pets and their owners.

09/10/2012

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