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Second Butler County rabies case of 2013 confirmed

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Friday, Sep. 13, 2013, at 7:55 a.m.

Butler County officials have confirmed the second case of rabies this year and reminded owners of pets and livestock to make sure their animals are properly vaccinated.

A puppy has tested positive for rabies and had not previously been vaccinated against the disease, Butler County Administrator Will Johnson said in a prepared statement.

The Butler County Health Department and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment are working with the owner of the puppy to see who else may have come in contact with the puppy.

The other rabies case in Butler County this year involved a skunk, Johnson said. There have been 44 cases of rabies confirmed in the state so far this year. Most have involved skunks.

Reach Stan Finger at 316-268-6437 or sfinger@wichitaeagle.com. Follow him on Twitter: @StanFinger.

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