Indiana girl, 10, dies from rabies in...

Indiana girl, 10, dies from rabies infection

There are 19 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Nov 2, 2006, titled Indiana girl, 10, dies from rabies infection. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

A 10-year-old girl who was being treated for the first confirmed case of rabies in Indiana since 1959 has died.

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rowena

United States

#1 Nov 3, 2006
This is regarding the article in Thursday's paper which stated that the SuperintendentEugene White wants to set higher dress standards for IPS students. He is right on target. I am sick of seeing males with sagging pants and females showing private areas of the body. Mr. White has shown that commanding respect and establishing high standards can help students become more responsible citizens. His past success at Marion County's Washington Township schools displays what someone of his caliber can accomplish in the IPS school system. I wish him every success as he attempts to correct the many problems facing the IPS school system.
rowena

United States

#2 Nov 3, 2006
This is regarding the article about Governor Daniel's new house. Personally, I do not care where he lives or what kind of house he lives in. I don't wish to have that large of a house, but if he and his wife does, then, fine. I believe there are more importand issues in life than the size of a house a person lives in. As long as he does a good job as governor, he can live in any kind of a house he and his wife desires.
Lazer

United States

#3 Nov 3, 2006
Many prayers to the family's of the little girl.
Jackie McGowan

United States

#4 Nov 3, 2006
Shannon Carroll is my cousin and this story is even sadder than it's being reported. She was bitten by a bat this summer and her Mother neglected to take her to the doctor to get vaccinated. Had this step been taken this little girl would not have been fighting for her life. I have contacted Child Protective Services and so have many family members, neighbors and friends. CPS told me that they could not release weather of not they are investigating this, or if they are considering pressing charges for neglect. Our entire family believes the Mother should face criminal charges, but don't believe state officials have even considered it. The Mother is admittedly taking several pain medications, muscle relaxers and anti-depressants. It is our belief that these medications have impaired her judgment and mothering capabilities. Outside of this incident, there have been numerous complaints made against the Mother regarding her care of other children. Is CPS doing everything they can to protect these children? My family's main concern right now, is to make sure the other children are not returned to their Mother. There are only 0-3 rabies cases a year nation wide. This is because every American knows that if you are bit by a bat, you must seek medical attention. If a child being on life support, having to endure brain surgery, and then dying does not meet the guideline for child neglect, then what does?
Can you please help the state see the truth to ensure the safety of two other girls that need to be protected?
Thank you,
Jackie
Sheriff Roy McCoy

United States

#5 Nov 3, 2006
God bless the family.
james

Indianapolis, IN

#6 Nov 3, 2006
whe didnt her family get her the treatment as soon as she was bit.
Anderw Zumwalt

Bloomington, IN

#7 Nov 3, 2006
thats sad i think that they should do more than just give her shots to stop the spreading of the illness
Anderw Zumwalt

Bloomington, IN

#8 Nov 3, 2006
this is to the family i am sorry for her to die but you should of had her checked once she was bit i am not completely blaming you but still if my little sister or anybody in my family was bit then i woul get them to the hospital and checked immediatly
Anderw Zumwalt

Bloomington, IN

#9 Nov 3, 2006
srry it was to the mother
shawna

Indianapolis, IN

#10 Nov 3, 2006
this needs to be fixed.a ten year old little girl died. so people need to find ways to prevent this from happeneing again
Ed Rusty Barbrawl

United States

#11 Nov 3, 2006
I can't stress enough the danger and risk of playing with bats.
Marion Britton-Alabama

Fayetteville, TN

#12 Nov 3, 2006
My prayers are with the family.
IF WHAT YOU SAY IS TRUE

Euclid, OH

#13 Nov 3, 2006
That woman needs to be put into a small room with a 1000 sick bats! I am sick of all of these pill head parents! What I am even more sick about is the worthless state of Indiana's pathetic attempts to function as a state. It goes all out for casinos, sport statiums, etc, but does not give a shit about the people. It only wants your taxes. Hell no CPS isn't doing nothing about this case, and they won't either.
Howsad

Indianapolis, IN

#14 Nov 3, 2006
This is so terrible. I work at Riley Hospital and it saddens me to see the abuse and neglect that children go through. Most parents are good parents with the best of intentions. However, there is always a story a couple of times a week about a child in the hospital because of neglect. No matter what animal bite a person may experience, they should always been seen by a doctor in the event of rabies.

I completely 100% support the cousin who wrote about how CPS/FSSA is not taking steps against the mother/father for this little girl.

I am wondering, what exactly does it take for this state to take action and protect it's children? So often you see stories of children taken away from a family for reasons beyond ridiculous. This was obviously neglect.

My heart goes out to this family.
Sara

Indianapolis, IN

#15 Nov 3, 2006
My thoughts and prayers are with Shannon's family and friends.

It is hard to try to wrap our minds around the fact that mom did not seek medical treatment for her daughter. I don't understand it either.

I know CPS can be very frustrating for most people, but I am going to try to have faith in the system. CPS can not close their eyes to this unfortunate situation. They can't afford that public backlash. Just because CPS won't share information with you does not mean they are not investigating the situation. They have confidentiality laws they must follow...as frustrating as that may be to the family wanting to know what will happen with the other children.

I hope the right thing is done for the other children.
Trolleytown

United States

#16 Nov 3, 2006
Howsad wrote:
This is so terrible. I work at Riley Hospital and it saddens me to see the abuse and neglect that children go through. Most parents are good parents with the best of intentions. However, there is always a story a couple of times a week about a child in the hospital because of neglect. No matter what animal bite a person may experience, they should always been seen by a doctor in the event of rabies.
I completely 100% support the cousin who wrote about how CPS/FSSA is not taking steps against the mother/father for this little girl.
I am wondering, what exactly does it take for this state to take action and protect it's children? So often you see stories of children taken away from a family for reasons beyond ridiculous. This was obviously neglect.
My heart goes out to this family.
I agree there are children with some serious issues, many case children either end up dead or severly injured, or in jail before any action is taken. If the words of the cousin are true, shame on the parents for not taking her to the hosiptal, and their guilt will hurt them forever.
She could have lived

Indianapolis, IN

#17 Nov 6, 2006
My 10-year old daughter was also bitten by a bat in June. Sure, there has not been a reported case of rabies since 1959, but that is because people who are bitten receive treatment!
If anyone can relate to this story, it's my family; EXCEPT for the fact that I had my daughter receive the RIG (rabies immunoglobulin) series and the subsequent rabies vaccinations. My daughter is alive and well.
Dear God! I know we're not supposed to judge, but how can any mother NOT seek out medical treatment?
Rabies is 100% fatal and 100% preventable! The incubation period for "full blown rabies" can be up to one year, yes. However, there is only a 72-hour window of opportunity to receive the RIG and 1st vaccination after receiving a rabid animal bite.
I just don't understand this. I am so glad my daughter is with us. I'm so sad the other 10-year-old girl had to pass in the dawn of her life unnecessarily.
johnny

Mokena, IL

#18 Feb 26, 2013
Trolleytown wrote:
<quoted text> I agree there are children with some serious issues, many case children either end up dead or severly injured, or in jail before any action is taken. If the words of the cousin are true, shame on the parents for not taking her to the hosiptal, and their guilt will hurt them forever.
I have met Jeanine years after this tragic incident I didnt see nor was I awear of any mental impairment maybe shes changed god bless you Shannon
I love my kids

Noblesville, IN

#19 Jun 23, 2016
I think you are wrong. These horrible accidents are totally unpredictable...should the parents be charged for the little boy who was killed by the alligator in Disney World? This mom lost her child...and for you to be a family member and say this...disgusts me. This is rare...shame on you

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