5 new cases of rabies reported, county Health Department says

April 20, 2003

Since April 1, Harford County has experienced five cases of rabies in animals, including three raccoons, one fox and one cat.

The county Health Department also believes that 10 to 15 animal deaths from rabies probably occurred unreported in the wild.

The department is offering rabies vaccination clinics for dogs, cats and ferrets from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. April 27 and May 4. The vaccine is good for three years in dogs and cats that have had rabies shots, and for one year in animals receiving their first rabies vaccination. The shots cost $5.

The clinics scheduled for April 27 are:

Harford County Health Department, 119 S. Hays St. Bel Air.

Susquehanna Hose Company, Station 4, Revolution Street and Bloomsbury Avenue, Havre de grace.

Whiteford Volunteer Fire Department, Route 165, Whiteford.

Abingdon Volunteer Fire Department, 3306 Abingdon Road, Abingdon.

The clinics scheduled May 4 are:

Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Department, Route 7 and Mountain Road, Joppa.

Darlington Volunteer Fire Department, 1209 Castleton Road, Darlington.

Aberdeen Volunteer Fire Department, Rogers and Franklin streets, Aberdeen.

Jarrettsville Volunteer Fire Department, 3825 Federal Hill Road, Jarrettsville.

For more information on these clinics, call the Harford County Health Department at 443-643-0300.

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