rabies

Raccoon Euthanized After Being Brought Into Bar Tests Negative for Rabies

MADDOCK, N.D. (KVRR/AP) — The raccoon that was brought into a bar in Maddock, North Dakota igniting a warning from the state health department, has tested negative for rabies. Authorities say 38-year-old Erin Christensen brought the animal into the bar on September 6 during happy hour to show to customers. That prompted the health department to issue a warning asking…

Rabid Kitten Bites Three People in Otter Tail County

A course of preventive action has been recommended for the people exposed to the virus.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–State animal health officials say an Otter Tail County kitten who bit three people, including a young child, has tested positive for rabies. The Minnesota Board of Animal Health says the kitten’s owner saw a skunk attacking the kitten on her farmhouse porch last month. She recalled seeing blood and bite marks on the kitten’s leg. The farm…