Rabies: Public Health officials urge ...

Rabies: Public Health officials urge caution around bats, other...

There are 2 comments on the Asheville Citizen-Times story from Aug 21, 2008, titled Rabies: Public Health officials urge caution around bats, other.... In it, Asheville Citizen-Times reports that:

Comments on Topix forums : RALEIGH-Summer and fall mean more outdoor time and more open windows-and more chances for people to come in contact with wildlife, including flying bats.

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#1 Aug 21, 2008
Pet owners by and large do the responsible thing and vaccinate their pet for rabies which as the article indicates, is a N.C. state law. But then there are people who compulsively collect animals (dogs or cats) but do not give them the medical care they deserve. Their animals then breed and present a public health risk to everyone. Such people should be caught, convicted and fined!
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#2 Aug 22, 2008
Are you aware that if you come into contact with a rabid animal and are advised to take a series of rabies shots that the cost is between $600-$700? Furthermore, these vaccinations can only be given in the Emergency Room of a hospital and you will have to pay out of pocket for the service.

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