Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Dog with Rabies Bites 2 People in North Texas


A stray dog that tested positive for the rabies virus bit two people on July 6 near Rio Vista, according to the Johnson County Sheriff's Office.
Captain Mike Gilbert said the animal is a black and white female and is a medium sized dog. It is also thought to be a pit bull mix.
The bites happened in the 3400 block of County Road 1106, southwest of Rio Vista.
The Zoonosis Control Program of the Texas Department of State Health Services and the Johnson County Sheriff's Office advise anyone who may have come in contact with the animal to let their physician know immediately.
This includes anyone who may have come in contact with the dog as far back as June 26 of this year.
The Johnson County Sheriff's Office said throughout the county, since December of 2010, there have been confirmed reports of seven skunks, two horses, one cat, one raccoon and one dog with the rabies virus.

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