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  • Dead bat test positive for rabies

    October 19, 2011 7:43 AM

    CENTRAL, La. (AP) - A dead bat found in Central has tested positive for rabies, prompting animal-control and public health officials to urge residents to vaccinate their pets for the fatal disease. Hilton Cole, director of the East Baton Rouge Parish Animal Control and Rescue Center, tells The Advocate a... more »
  • DHH says Hispanic Field Worker Dies of Rabies

    August 24, 2010 1:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals says a Hispanic field worker died over the weekend of rabies. DHH says the unidentified victim was initially taken to a hospital in New Roads and transferred to New Orleans, where he later died. Lisa Faust with DHH... more »
  • Rabies Confirmed in South West Louisiana Horse

    July 1, 2010 9:10 AM

    JENNINGS, La. (AP) - Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain says a Jefferson Davis Parish horse has been confirmed to have rabies. The horse, a 6-year-old thoroughbred mare from the Jennings area, was taken to LSU's veterinary school in Baton Rouge on June 27 after exhibiting abnormal facial twitching symptoms. Strain said... more »
  • Animal Control Confirms Rabies Case In St. Martin Parish

    February 26, 2010 6:48 PM

    (St. Martinville, La.)- Yesterday morning at approximately 11:00 a.m., a resident in Parks called Animal Control to say that he observed a skunk in his front yard that appeared to be ill. When authorities arrived on scene, they located the skunk a short distance away from where it was originally... more »
  • Iberia Parish cat tests positive for rabies

    December 19, 2009 11:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A stray cat in Iberia Parish has tested positive for rabies. Louisiana Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain says one person has been exposed to the cat. The strain of rabies virus has not yet been determined following Friday's test. The most common carriers of... more »

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