Williamson County currently leads all Texas counties in 2011 in confirmed rabid animal cases

3 Sep

Health Service Region 7, which covers Central Texas , has investigated 333 laboratory-confirmed animal rabies cases during January 1 – August 31, 2011. HSR7 had 258 animal rabies cases during all of 2010.

Williamson County currently leads all Texas counties in 2011 in confirmed rabid animal cases with 99 cases.

Other Central Texas counties with notable rabies case numbers (documented through laboratory testing) in 2011 included
Bastrop
– 20
Brazos
– 11
Burnet – 49
Hays – 15
Llano – 18
Travis – 47
Washington
– 10

Please vaccinate dogs, cats and horses against rabies. There has been an increase in rabid horses throughout Texas during 2011. None of the rabid horses were currently vaccinated. Also, please consider vaccinating livestock handled and shown by 4-H and FFA youth and their families.

 

Additional information on rabies can be found at www.texaszoonosis.org under “Rabies”.

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