July 18, 2013

Hall County confirms eighth case of rabies


Associated Press

GAINESVILLE — Hall County officials say they recently confirmed the county’s eighth case of rabies in 2013.

Officials from Hall County Animal Services said Wednesday that a dog recently came into contact with a rabid raccoon. The raccoon was sent to the Georgia Public Health Lab where it tested positive for rabies.

Officials say rabies alert signs have been posted in the area where the raccoon was found.

Animal owners are encouraged to get their pets and livestock vaccinated.