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Rabid bat found in Sweet Home

 

August 30, 2016



Authorities are urging Linn County residents to vaccinate dogs and cats against rabies, after a bat found in Sweet Home tested positive for the disease.

Confirmatory tests were performed after a Linn County resident noticed a dead bat in his home, according to a press release from Linn County Public Health. County health officials did not respond to inquiries from The New Era regarding the type of bat and the actual location where it was found.

A cat and a dog in the home were not current on their rabies vaccines and will undergo quarantine for four months after rabies re-vaccination, ac...



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