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April 18, 2013
All dogs, cats and ferrets can get their rabies vaccinations in the coming weeks at clinics sponsored by the Harford County Health Department. Four clinics will be offered 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 28 across the county, with four more scheduled the following weekend, 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 5. The rabies vaccine costs $5 per animal, a fee maintained by the health department for more than 30 years and the lowest among any neighboring jurisdictions....
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September 18, 2013
For the sixth consecutive year, the Harford County Health Department is partnering with the 4 Paws Spa and Training Center Inc. and international rabies experts to recognize World Rabies Day. Through its low cost rabies vaccination clinic to be held on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 1 to 4 p.m., the health department wishes increase community awareness about rabies and the importance of pet vaccinations. The event will take place at the 4 Paws Spa and Training Center facility at 121-A Industry Lane in the Forest Hill.
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May 3, 1992
What: Baltimore County pet owners looking for a low-cost way to inoculate their pets against rabies may take them to one of the clinics sponsored by the county health department. A three-year vaccine is $5.When: The first clinic will be held 1 to 3 p.m. today, at Lansdowne High, 3800 Hollins Ferry Road. The schedule for the rest is:* May 9: 10 a.m. to noon at Overlea High, 5401 Kenwood Ave.* May 12: 6 to 8 p.m. at Franklin High, 12000 Reisterstown Road.* May 17: 1 to 3 p.m. at Loch Raven Middle School, 8101 LaSalle Rd., and Middle River Middle School, 800 Middle River Road.
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write2shell@yahoo.com | May 20, 2013
Our local Pet Valu store, at 5007 Honeygo Center Dr in Perry Hall, is bringing a VIP Pet Care Veterinary Clinic to our neighborhood. This nonemergency vet care clinic features vaccinations and micro-chipping among its services for dogs and cats. In addition, on the Saturdays of May 25, June 8 and June 22, from 9:30 a.m. to 11a.m., rabies vaccines for dogs will be administered free of charge. I Store manager Andrew Thompson has been employed by Pet Valu for the past two years.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | March 18, 2013
The Air Force service member infected with rabies before his organs were transplanted into several patients — including one Marylander who died — was thought previously to have been poisoned by a type of fish. Kathy Giery, a director at LifeQuest Organ Recovery Services in Gainesville, Fla., said Monday that the organ recovery service oversaw the transplant process from the rabies-infected donor. The hospital where the donor died told the organ service the person was poisoned by ciguatera, a toxin found in certain kinds of fish, she said.
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By Alison Matas, The Baltimore Sun | March 15, 2013
The first Marylander to succumb to rabies since 1976 developed the virus through a kidney transplant that took place more than a year before the Army veteran died of the disease in February, national health and defense officials said Friday. Tests performed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention since the Marylander's death showed that the Florida organ donor, a 20-year-old Air Force service member, died of rabies, and the same type of rabies was found in both the donor and the kidney recipient.
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April 17, 2005
The Harford County Health Department will conduct anti-rabies vaccination clinics for dogs, cats and ferrets from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. April 24 and May 1. Locations of the April 24 clinics include: Harford County Health Department, 119 South Hays St., Bel Air. Susquehanna Hose Company, Station 4, Revolution Street and Bloomsbury Avenue, Havre de Grace. Whiteford Volunteer Fire Department, Maryland Route165, Whiteford. Abingdon Volunteer Fire Company, 3306 Abingdon Road, Abingdon. Locations of the May 1 clinics include: Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Department, Route7 and Mountain Road, Joppa.
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By DAN RODRICKS | September 11, 1996
When Edgar Allan Poe died in this town in 1849, newspapers gave the cause of death as "congestion of the brain" and "cerebral inflammation," archaic terms that suggest doctors had no definitive explanation but believed Poe's death was related to a severe neurological disorder. ("We have no idea what killed him, but the poor guy sure had gone bananas.")Now Dr. R. Michael Benitez's fresh review of the case tends to support the idea that, in the last four days of his life, Poe's central nervous system was under attack by a vicious viral disease.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | April 18, 2013
Baltimore County health officials found a rabid cat in the Milford Mill area and are looking for anyone who may have been exposed to the animal. The feral cat was gray, tan and white and lived among a group of other cats near Rhonda Court. The animal has since died of rabies. Health officials are seeking anyone who may have had exposure to the cat between March 28 and April 12. They are also encouraging neighbors to keep pets - particularly cats - indoors as they attempt to capture the other feral cats in the neighborhood.
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August 19, 1999
The Carroll County Health Department received confirmation Tuesday that a cat tested positive for rabies.The cat bit someone Saturday in the Fairfield Avenue area of Westminster.Several people will be treated for possible rabies exposure.The cat was gray with short hair, skinny, 9 to 12 pounds, with yellow eyes.Anyone having contact with the cat between Aug. 4 and 14 should contact the Health Department at 410-876-1884, call or visit a doctor, or go to the emergency room at Carroll County General Hospital.
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May 7, 2013
I was absolutely appalled at reading that the dear baby fox who was rescued by concerned firefighters was euthanized for fear of rabies ("Rescued fox pup put down for fear of rabies," May 5). This baby fox was given a second chance at life when it was rescued and was even newsworthy enough to appear on local TV stations. When the public saw this, I know in my heart that all they could feel was happiness for this dear creature. What is the purpose of wildlife rescue sanctuaries? I donate money each year to these organizations who are run by volunteers and veterinarians who donate their time.
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May 7, 2013
I initially loved The Sun's story about the baby fox rescue, although it's ironic the firefighters were the ones who ended up helping, being unable to get hold of people and agencies who are supposed to be there. But I was horrified by how it all ended ("Rescued fox pup put down for fear of rabies," May 5). What on earth is a health agency doing taking over an animal matter? Worse yet, the Harford County agency decided to put the animal to sleep, claiming they needed to test for rabies - even while admitting the fox hadn't bitten or scratched anybody.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | May 3, 2013
A baby fox rescued Tuesday night from a storm drain in Edgewood by a well-meaning group of Harford County firefighters was later euthanized so it could be tested for rabies — though the disease was not ultimately found. The decision — which was met with disappointment from the volunteer firefighters — was made out of fear that handling the abandoned pup during and after the rescue may have exposed the men to the deadly viral disease, even though none of them were bitten or scratched, the Harford County Health Department said.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | April 18, 2013
Baltimore County health officials found a rabid cat in the Milford Mill area and are looking for anyone who may have been exposed to the animal. The feral cat was gray, tan and white and lived among a group of other cats near Rhonda Court. The animal has since died of rabies. Health officials are seeking anyone who may have had exposure to the cat between March 28 and April 12. They are also encouraging neighbors to keep pets - particularly cats - indoors as they attempt to capture the other feral cats in the neighborhood.
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April 18, 2013
All dogs, cats and ferrets can get their rabies vaccinations in the coming weeks at clinics sponsored by the Harford County Health Department. Four clinics will be offered 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 28 across the county, with four more scheduled the following weekend, 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 5. The rabies vaccine costs $5 per animal, a fee maintained by the health department for more than 30 years and the lowest among any neighboring jurisdictions....
HEALTH
By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | March 18, 2013
The Air Force service member infected with rabies before his organs were transplanted into several patients — including one Marylander who died — was thought previously to have been poisoned by a type of fish. Kathy Giery, a director at LifeQuest Organ Recovery Services in Gainesville, Fla., said Monday that the organ recovery service oversaw the transplant process from the rabies-infected donor. The hospital where the donor died told the organ service the person was poisoned by ciguatera, a toxin found in certain kinds of fish, she said.
NEWS
September 13, 1992
A stray kitten found in a West Columbia village has tested positive for rabies, and county health officials are warning residents not to feed or handle any stray cats in the area.County health officials were putting up notices last week to notify Hickory Ridge residents of the rabid gray tabby kitten that was picked up Sept. 4 by the Office of Animal Control on Sunny Spring."This is probably the first cat in a year we've found that has rabies," said Frank Skinner, environmental health bureau director the county Health Department.
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By Carol Bowers and Carol Bowers,Staff writer | October 14, 1990
Harford leads the state in the diversity of animals that have been found to have rabies, the county's health officer said last week, but the number of rabies cases in Harford has declined from a 1986 peak."
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By Alison Matas, The Baltimore Sun | March 15, 2013
The first Marylander to succumb to rabies since 1976 developed the virus through a kidney transplant that took place more than a year before the Army veteran died of the disease in February, national health and defense officials said Friday. Tests performed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention since the Marylander's death showed that the Florida organ donor, a 20-year-old Air Force service member, died of rabies, and the same type of rabies was found in both the donor and the kidney recipient.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | March 12, 2013
A Marylander has died of rabies for the first time since 1976, state health officials said Tuesday. It is not yet known how the person contracted the virus, which is found in animals across the state. Officials are exploring how and where the person was exposed to the virus and assessing the risk of rabies exposure to those who had direct contact with the individual. That risk is thought to be minor, as rabies is usually passed through a bite from an infected animal. Health officials are not releasing any further details on the individual, citing privacy reasons.
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