***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…

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***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…

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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…

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***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…

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HUNTERS CAN HELP PROTECT AGAINST AVIAN INFLUENZA

HUNTERS CAN HELP PROTECT AGAINST AVIAN INFLUENZA Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Game Commission stress need for awareness.   While Pennsylvania has not yet been impacted by the high path avian influenza (HPAI), state officials continue emphasizing the need for vigilance against the deadly poultry disease. Officials from the state Department of Agriculture and the Game…

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