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Dec 16, 2014

04:38:24 GMT--Biological Hazard - North-America - USA

EDIS Number: BH-20141216-46344-USA

Date / time: 16/12/2014 04:33:21 [UTC]

Event: Biological Hazard

Area: North-America

Country: USA

State/County: State of Oregon

Location: [Douglas County]

Number of Deads: N/A

Number of Injured: N/A

Number of Infected: N/A

Number of Missing: N/A

Number of Affected: N/A

Number of Evacuated: N/A

Damage level: N/A


A gray fox involved in a Dec. 11 biting incident in the Alazlea-Glen Road area (Douglas County) has tested positive for rabies. Rabies is a viral disease of mammals that attacks an infected animal’s nervous system. Rabies symptoms in wildlife, particularly foxes and raccoons, include lethargy, walking in circles, loss of muscular coordination, convulsions, irritability or aggressiveness, disorientation, excessive drooling of saliva, and showing no fear of humans. Rabies can be transmitted from infected wild mammals (bats, fox, coyotes, skunks, or raccoons) to unvaccinated pets and livestock, or to humans. The virus is present in the saliva of infected animals and is often transmitted through the bite or other contact with a rabid animal.

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