***Rabies Alert*** Crawford County Raccoon Tests Positive for Rabies

August 20, 2015                                                             ***Rabies Alert*** Crawford County Raccoon Tests Positive for Rabies   Location –Turkey Track Road, Conneautville, Conneaut Township, Crawford County   Summary –A woman was playing with her grandchildren in the yard of her home when a raccoon came into the yard acting strange and squealing.  The raccoon was killed and submitted…

***Rabies Alert*** Mercer County Raccoon Tests Positive for Rabies

August 13, 2015                                                             ***Rabies Alert*** Mercer County Raccoon Tests Positive for Rabies   Location – Downing Lane, South Pymatuning Township, Sharpsville, Mercer County   Summary – A man heard animals fighting on his porch at 10 in the morning.  He went outside to find a raccoon fighting with his cat.  The man kicked the…

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH REPORTS FIRST HUMAN CASE OF WEST NILE VIRUS IN PENNSYLVANIA IN 2015

The Latest News from Pennsylvania’s West Nile Control Program The following news release has been added to the PA West Nile Control Program Website: 7/30/2015 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH REPORTS FIRST HUMAN CASE OF WEST NILE VIRUS IN PENNSYLVANIA IN 2015   Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania’s first probable human case of West Nile Virus (WNV) infection…

***Rabies Alert*** Erie County Fox Tests Positive for Rabies

July 16, 2015                                                             ***Rabies Alert*** Erie County Fox Tests Positive for Rabies   Location – Turnpike Road, Corry, Erie County   Summary – A group of boys were fishing at a pond on Turnpike Road just northwest of the city of Corry.  Around 6:30 in the evening they noticed a fox walking up a…

PROMISING BEAR SEASON AWAITS

PROMISING BEAR SEASON AWAITS Recent years have been among the best on record for Pennsylvania bear hunting. A sizable black-bear population awaits hunters in the state’s upcoming bear seasons, which during recent years have been some of the best on record for Pennsylvania bear hunting. The annual seasons will kick off soon. Leading the way…