Three Cases Of Rabies Exposure In Midlands

Three people are being treated and three dogs are quarantined for exposure to rabies in two Midland counties. 

The Department of Health and Environmental Control says two people were attacked by a rabid fox in Kershaw County last weekend. A dog might have also come into contact with the fox and has been quarantined. 

A few days prior to that, a person was exposed to a skunk after two dogs started fighting with it in Newberry County. The skunk tested positive for the disease and the dogs were put into quarantine. 

Officials from the DHEC say if you see an animal you suspect has rabies, avoid it and call animal control or a wildlife rehabilitation facility. They also recommend getting your pet's vaccinations up-to-date. Two dozen cases of the deadly disease have been reported in South Carolina this year.


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