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Tennessee Department of Health says Rabies Vaccinations crucial in preventing Deaths

 

Health, Agriculture & TWRA Leaders Ask Tennesseans to Help Fight Deadly Disease

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – In the first three months of this year, the Tennessee Department of Health State Public Health Laboratory has confirmed rabies in three wild animals and five pet dogs and cats.

The deadly disease is causing concern for officials with the departments of Health and Agriculture and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, who believe some may have forgotten or are not aware of the impact of rabies.

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Tennessee Department of Health reports Rabies Confirmed in Two Dogs in Middle Tennessee

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health has recently confirmed a diagnosis of rabies in two dogs in Middle Tennessee.

One puppy died in Wilson County in February and was submitted for rabies testing. A second dog was submitted for testing in February from DeKalb County. Both dogs had a strain of rabies found in skunks, meaning they were likely infected by being bitten by skunks.

Rabies vaccination is the best protection against rabies in household pets.

Rabies vaccination is the best protection against rabies in household pets.

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Tennessee Department of Health says Wildlife Rabies Vaccination Project protects People and Pets

 

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health is working with the United States Department of Agriculture to help prevent rabies by distributing oral rabies vaccine for wild raccoons along Tennessee’s borders with Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia. The annual baiting program administered by USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Wildlife Services, began in Tennessee September 25th, 2015.

“Control of raccoon rabies is vital to public health. We are pleased to be part of this important and effective program to reduce rabies in wildlife, which helps prevent transmission to people, pets and livestock,” said TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH.

Tennessee Works with USDA, Other Southeast States to Prevent Raccoon Rabies

Tennessee Works with USDA, Other Southeast States to Prevent Raccoon Rabies

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Tennessee Department of Health Wildlife Rabies Vaccination Project helps protect People and Pets

 

Baiting Program Expanding in Tennessee This Year to Prevent Raccoon Rabies

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health is working with the United States Department of Agriculture to help prevent rabies by distributing oral rabies vaccine for wild raccoons along Tennessee’s borders with Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia.

The annual baiting program administered by USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Wildlife Services, began in Tennessee September 27th, 2014.

“Control of raccoon rabies is vital to public health, as reducing rabies in wildlife helps prevent transmission to people, pets and livestock,” said Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH. ”We are pleased to be part of this important and effective program.”

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Tennessee Department of Health says Bats are helpful Insect Eaters and Infrequent Rabies Carriers

 

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – The recent finding of a bat infected with rabies in Tennessee is a reminder these helpful, flying insect eaters should not be handled by humans.

Although only a few bats are identified with rabies in Tennessee each year, it can only take one contact with an infected bat to transmit the fatal disease. The last human case of rabies in Tennessee occurred over a decade ago when contact with a bat occurred but was not reported.

Bats can eat a thousand insects in an hour and are helpful in controlling mosquitoes.

Bats can eat a thousand insects in an hour and are helpful in controlling mosquitoes.

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Montgomery County Animal Control responds to Rabies Exposure at a Clarksville Home

 

Montgomery County TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Animal Control and Adoption Service was called to a home on Tuesday, where a person was bitten by a potentially rabid bat inside of their house.

The bat was caught by an Animal Control officer and taken to a local veterinarian. The bat was humanely euthanized and submitted to the state public health laboratory where it tested positive for rabies. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Department of Health says Rabies Vaccinations and Wildlife Awareness Saves Lives

 

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN –  Most Tennesseans have never seen an animal with rabies or known a family who has lost a loved one to the deadly disease.

While that’s a testament to vigorous statewide rabies vaccination efforts that started in 1954, the Tennessee Department of Health is reminding residents this disease could make a comeback if people become complacent. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Department of Health says Summer Seven can Destroy Good Health

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – While there are health challenges in every season, the summer months are loaded with potential risks and hazards that help fill up emergency rooms and generate unnecessary misery.

Most injuries and illnesses occurring from July through September can be avoided with a liberal application of prevention. «Read the rest of this article»

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St. Bethlehem Animal Clinic has Grants available to Spay-Neuter Pets

 

Clarksville, TN – Dr. Ron Whitford at the St. Bethlehem Animal Clinic has taken a pro-active approach to helping control the animal population in Clarksville-Montgomery County. Considered one of the best in his field, Dr. Whitford has secured grants that are available to pet owners who delay getting their pets spayed or neutered because of the cost.

“We’ve been hearing about a spay-neuter clinic here for years, and we still don’t have one, so I decided to find the grants that are out there so we can get this problem under control.” said Whitford.  “Working with the Montgomery County Friends of the Shelter, we’re getting the word out to pet owners that you can afford this procedure, and you need to take responsibility for your pet and get this done.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Department of Health announces Grant Funds available for Spay/Neuter Programs

 

Funding made possible through “Animal Friendly” license plate sales

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health is now accepting applications for the Animal Friendly Spay/Neuter Grant program. Grants provided through this program support low-cost spay and neuter programs for dogs and cats in Tennessee and are funded through sales of Animal Friendly license plates. «Read the rest of this article»

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