Friday, April 12, 2013
If this dog isn't found the person who was bit will have to get treated for rabies.
The Carroll County Health Department is asking area residents to help find a dog that bit a person on Appaloosa Way and Suffolk Road in Finksburg on April 9. The dog was described as being a well groomed pitbull with a brown and white coat. The dog was being walked with two other dogs when the incident occurred, according to a health department news release. The health department said it is likely that the victim will be treated with a series of expensive post-exposure rabies shots if the dog is not identified and verified to be in good health by the morning of April 19. If you have any information that may help locate this dog or its owner, please contact the Carroll County Health Department at (410) 876-1884 or the Carroll County Humane …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Carroll County health officials are asking for the public’s help.
Carroll County health officials said a person who was bit by an unknown dog on April 4 in Sykesville faces a series of rabies shots if the dog isn’t found. Health officials are urging the public to help locate the dog, described as “an older possible Shepherd mix with a medium build, floppy ears, wearing no collar and having a brown/black/gray coat.” A person was bit by the unknown dog on Autumn View Drive in Sykesville April 4, according to a release. Health officials said if the dog isn’t located by Friday April 12, the person will have to undergo a "series of expensive post-exposure rabies shots." This isn’t the first rabies scare locally. In January, Sykesville town officials warned residents not to feed stray animals after a citizen …
Friday, March 15, 2013
Fewer than five adults die from rabies in the United States each year.
UPDATE: March 15 A Maryland man whom the state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene confirmed died of rabies contracted the disease from a kidney transplant, according to The Washington Post. It was the first case in the state of fatal rabies since 1976. Citing two unnamed sources familiar with the case, the report said the patient, a man in his 20s, died at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Washington after receiving the transplant at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in 2011. The report said that three people in other states received organs from the same Florida donor. Their conditions were reportedly unknown. Transmission of rabies through organ or tissue transplant is said to be rare worldwide. According to the Post…
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Officials are reminding citizens not to feed stray animals.
Sykesville town officials are warning residents not to feed stray animals after a citizen was exposed to rabies after trying to “rescue a distressed kitten,” town officials said on their Facebook page Tuesday. The person is now receiving rabies shots, according to the post. Animal control workers will also be placing live traps rear of the Main Street area in Sykesville, officials said. “The community is reminded not to feed stray animals or attempt to catch or contact them,” Sykesville officials wrote. “If you are concerned about an animal’s welfare, contact the Carroll County Animal Control at (410) 848-4810.” For more information on how to deal with human exposure to rabies, visit the Centers for Disease Control website. See related …
Friday, June 8, 2012
The Health Department is looking for a dog that bit a person in Sykesville.
The Carroll County Health Department is asking area residents for help in finding a dog that bit a person around Hawkridge Lane in Sykesville. The dog was described as having a large build, flop ears and a short to medium length black coat. According to the Health Department, it is likely that the victim of the attack will be treated with a series of post-exposure rabies shots if the dog has not been found and verified to be in good health by the morning of June 15. If you have any information that may help locate this dog or its owner, please contact the Carroll County Health Department at (410) 876-1884 or the Carroll County Humane Society at (410) 848-4810.