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March 19, 2002
Seeking to prevent human exposure to the rabies virus, city health officials urged parents yesterday to teach their children an important lesson -- don't touch bats. As spring arrives, health officials said, children are more likely to encounter baby bats that are learning to fly and might land in play areas, under porches or in garages. The rabies virus can be transmitted through a bat's bite or infectious material, such as saliva, coming into contact with a person's eyes, nose, mouth or a wound.
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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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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,mary.gail.hare@baltsun.com | August 14, 2009
An isolated Harford County farm will remain under quarantine through the end of this month after a horse stabled there tested positive for the rabies virus and was euthanized, officials said. The county health department will observe all animals at the Churchville farm before lifting the 45-day quarantine on Aug. 31. The horse, which arrived at the farm in May, manifested striking changes in behavior in mid-July. On the recommendation of the health department, the animal was taken to the University of Pennsylvania veterinary facility in New Bolton, which diagnosed the rabies infection.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2013
A raccoon found in Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis has tested positive for rabies, and health officials are looking for any person or pet who may have come in contact with it. The animal was found at the park's visitor center on Thursday. Anyone who might have come in contact with it could require treatment to prevent a rabies infection, Anne Arundel County health officials said. The treatment involves prophylactic injection of rabies antibodies and a series of vaccines soon after exposure.
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July 5, 2007
Howard man hurt in storm; 2 funnel clouds are reported M A strong and fast-moving storm system produced lightning yesterday that injured a Howard County man and two reported funnel clouds that did minor damage to separate parts of the county. Light rain and ominous clouds from the thunderstorm led officials to temporarily evacuate the National Mall in Washington before the annual fireworks extravaganza. In the Ellicott City area, a man in his mid-40s suffered minor burns when an electric surge moved through his laptop computer after lightning struck his home, said Bill Mould, spokesman for the Howard County Fire Department.
HEALTH
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2013
A raccoon found in Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis has tested positive for rabies, and health officials are looking for any person or pet who may have come in contact with it. The animal was found at the park's visitor center on Thursday. Anyone who might have come in contact with it could require treatment to prevent a rabies infection, Anne Arundel County health officials said. The treatment involves prophylactic injection of rabies antibodies and a series of vaccines soon after exposure.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | August 23, 2012
State health officials are warning fans who were at Friday's Ravens game of a possible exposure to rabies via a bat. A bat landed on a person sitting in section 500 of M&T Bank Stadium as the Ravens played the Detroit Lions in a preseason game, officials said. It isn't known whether the bat had rabies because the person brushed it off and the bat flew away. But health officials said it's possible other people seated in the area could have touched the bat. But health officials are cautioning those who may have touched the bat during the game to contact their local health department.
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By Knight Ridder/Tribune | July 1, 2005
MILWAUKEE - An untested rabies treatment used by doctors in 2004 to save Jeanna Giese, the world's only unvaccinated survivor, has already been administered to others infected with the virus. The strategy used by the team of eight specialists from Children's Hospital of Wisconsin was published in the New England Journal of Medicine, but requests to duplicate the protocol began coming in after her survival was reported in November. A patient in Germany received a modified version and died of medical complications after 56 days.
NEWS
April 10, 2009
Fox rabid; dog's owner sought A rabid fox was found dead near where a dog was attacked by a fox in a northern Harford County park last weekend, and officials are attempting to find the dog's owner. Harford County Health Department officials said an unidentified man was walking a dog near the boardwalk in Eden Mill Park in Pylesville on Sunday when a fox attacked the dog. Officials later found a dead fox nearby that tested positive for the rabies virus. It was the first recorded case of rabies in a fox in Harford County in a year, according to Bill Wiseman, a Health Department spokesman.
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By Kara Eide and Kara Eide,SUN STAFF | June 10, 2003
Anne Arundel County health officials are looking for anyone who might have handled a critically injured cat in Glen Burnie this month, saying it was found to have rabies. The orange and brown striped female cat, found June 3 near Gold's Gym at 6324 Ritchie Highway, tested positive for rabies Friday. The Health Department announced that anyone who came in contact with a cat of this description should receive rabies preventive treatment immediately, in the form of a series of vaccinations.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | August 23, 2012
State health officials are warning fans who were at Friday's Ravens game of a possible exposure to rabies via a bat. A bat landed on a person sitting in section 500 of M&T Bank Stadium as the Ravens played the Detroit Lions in a preseason game, officials said. It isn't known whether the bat had rabies because the person brushed it off and the bat flew away. But health officials said it's possible other people seated in the area could have touched the bat. But health officials are cautioning those who may have touched the bat during the game to contact their local health department.
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June 27, 2012
From The Aegis dated July 2, 1987: With just a few days to go, Harford County was gearing up for the Fourth of July celebrations 25 years ago. Bel Air was kicking off the Independence Day holiday with the pancake breakfast and a day full of events, including turtle races, frog jumping, watermelon eating and horseshoe pitching. Residents and visitors would get a break until the evening, when the parade was set to take off down Bond Street. In between Bel Air's events were the Kingsville and Havre de Grace celebrations, both of which featured parades.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,mary.gail.hare@baltsun.com | August 14, 2009
An isolated Harford County farm will remain under quarantine through the end of this month after a horse stabled there tested positive for the rabies virus and was euthanized, officials said. The county health department will observe all animals at the Churchville farm before lifting the 45-day quarantine on Aug. 31. The horse, which arrived at the farm in May, manifested striking changes in behavior in mid-July. On the recommendation of the health department, the animal was taken to the University of Pennsylvania veterinary facility in New Bolton, which diagnosed the rabies infection.
NEWS
April 10, 2009
Fox rabid; dog's owner sought A rabid fox was found dead near where a dog was attacked by a fox in a northern Harford County park last weekend, and officials are attempting to find the dog's owner. Harford County Health Department officials said an unidentified man was walking a dog near the boardwalk in Eden Mill Park in Pylesville on Sunday when a fox attacked the dog. Officials later found a dead fox nearby that tested positive for the rabies virus. It was the first recorded case of rabies in a fox in Harford County in a year, according to Bill Wiseman, a Health Department spokesman.
NEWS
July 5, 2007
Howard man hurt in storm; 2 funnel clouds are reported M A strong and fast-moving storm system produced lightning yesterday that injured a Howard County man and two reported funnel clouds that did minor damage to separate parts of the county. Light rain and ominous clouds from the thunderstorm led officials to temporarily evacuate the National Mall in Washington before the annual fireworks extravaganza. In the Ellicott City area, a man in his mid-40s suffered minor burns when an electric surge moved through his laptop computer after lightning struck his home, said Bill Mould, spokesman for the Howard County Fire Department.
NEWS
By Knight Ridder/Tribune | July 1, 2005
MILWAUKEE - An untested rabies treatment used by doctors in 2004 to save Jeanna Giese, the world's only unvaccinated survivor, has already been administered to others infected with the virus. The strategy used by the team of eight specialists from Children's Hospital of Wisconsin was published in the New England Journal of Medicine, but requests to duplicate the protocol began coming in after her survival was reported in November. A patient in Germany received a modified version and died of medical complications after 56 days.
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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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June 27, 2012
From The Aegis dated July 2, 1987: With just a few days to go, Harford County was gearing up for the Fourth of July celebrations 25 years ago. Bel Air was kicking off the Independence Day holiday with the pancake breakfast and a day full of events, including turtle races, frog jumping, watermelon eating and horseshoe pitching. Residents and visitors would get a break until the evening, when the parade was set to take off down Bond Street. In between Bel Air's events were the Kingsville and Havre de Grace celebrations, both of which featured parades.
NEWS
By Kara Eide and Kara Eide,SUN STAFF | July 4, 2003
A horse from Anne Arundel County tested positive for rabies late last month, according to the Maryland Department of Agriculture. The horse, Coupe de Harmony, was at the East Coast Barrel Bash competition in Harrington, Del., from June 19 to 21. It was euthanized by a Cecil County veterinarian June 26, said Dr. Phyllis Cassano, Maryland's state veterinarian. The Department of Agriculture has contacted most individuals who were at the horse show and have determined who was in close proximity.
NEWS
By Kara Eide and Kara Eide,SUN STAFF | June 10, 2003
Anne Arundel County health officials are looking for anyone who might have handled a critically injured cat in Glen Burnie this month, saying it was found to have rabies. The orange and brown striped female cat, found June 3 near Gold's Gym at 6324 Ritchie Highway, tested positive for rabies Friday. The Health Department announced that anyone who came in contact with a cat of this description should receive rabies preventive treatment immediately, in the form of a series of vaccinations.
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