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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.