White County Public Safety released a statement advising that several dogs had come in contact with a rabid skunk in the Bill Presley Road area. The skunk was examined by the Georgia Public Health Lab – Virology Section in Decatur, and White County Environmental Health was advised on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 that it tested positive for rabies. This is the seventh confirmed case of rabies in White County in 2018.
Officials will post positive alert signs in the area where the skunk was located. Anyone who has concerns of rabid animal exposure is instructed to contact White County Environmental Health at, 706-348-7698, and animal owners are encouraged to vaccinate their domesticated pets for rabies.
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