Stories tagged with: Rabies

August 27, 2013 - 5:26pm
51 weeks 1 day ago

The state is taking steps to stop the spread of rabies. On Monday the health department began setting out baits with rabies vaccine in the eastern part of Ohio.

Three animals that pose a risk to our portion of the United States are bats, raccoons and skunks. So far this year, there have been 5 cases of raccoons infected with rabies in Ohio. According to the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department, one bat has also tested positive in 2013 near our area.

"So it is out...

August 16, 2010 - 5:04pm
4 years 1 week ago

Public officials are spreading awareness about rabies after a man in Falls Township was bitten by a rabid bat last week.

The Muskingum County Health Department has a booth set up at the Muskingum County Fair in hopes to inform the public about the potential dangers of bats with rabies.

"We just wanted to make sure that people understand that bats do attract rabies, not all bats have rabies but bats, skunks, raccoons and foxes of those four animals those are the four animals...

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