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South America
[1] Brazil: dog
[2] Texas (Jones County): cat, human exposure
[3] North Carolina (Guilford County): raccoon
[4] South Carolina (Orangeburg County): raccoon, dogs, human exposure
[5] New York (Monroe County): fox, human exposure
[6] Georgia (Douglas County): raccoon, dogs
[7] Florida (Seminole County): cat



[1] ブラジル:イヌ


[2] テキサス州(ジョーンズ郡):ネコ、人暴露

[3] ノースキャロライナ州(ギルフォード郡):アライグマ

[4] サウスキャロライナ州(オレンジバーグ郡):アライグマ、イヌ、人暴露

[5] ニューヨーク州(モンロー郡):キツネ、人暴露

[6] ジョージア州(ダグラス郡):アライグマ、イヌ

[7] フロリダ州セミノール郡):ネコ


South America
[1] Brazil: dog
Date: Thu 20 Apr 2023
Source: Liberal [in Spanish, machine trans., abridged, edited]


[1] ブラジル:イヌ




The American Health Department confirmed this Thursday [20 Apr 2023] a case of animal rabies in a female dog identified on Rua das Magnólias, in the Cidade Jardim neighborhood. The disease was confirmed through an examination carried out by the Pasteur Institute in São Paulo. This is the 1st occurrence recorded in a dog since actions aimed at controlling zoonoses in the municipality began.
アメリカ保健省はこの木曜日(2023年4月20日)に雌犬の狂犬病の事例が、Cidade Jardim地区のRua das Magnóliasであったことを確認した。これはSão Pauloのパスツール研究所の検査で確認された。この自治体における人獣共通感染症の抑制を目指した活動が始まって以来、犬で発生した最初の記録である。

The dog had been rescued by the CCZ (Zoonosis Control Center) on 27 Mar [2023] and died on 5 Apr [2023], when the sector sent material to the laboratory for analysis.

The Health Department warns people who have had contact with this animal to seek prophylactic treatment against rabies. For this, they should look for one of the UBSs (basic health units) of reference to the treatment, which are in the neighborhoods of [Byline: Rodrigo Alonso]
Vila Mathiensen, Parque Gramado, Praia Azul, Cariobinha, and Antônio Zanaga.
保健省はこの犬に接触した人は発症予防処置を受けるよう警告した。この治療のためには、Vila Mathiensen地区および、Parque Gramado地区、Praia Azul地区、Cariobinha地区、Antônio Zanaga地区のUBSs(保健所)を訪れる必要がある。
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Arnaldo Gouveia Junior

[2] Texas (Jones County): animal, human exposure
Date: Fri 21 Apr 2023
Source: NewsBreak [edited]


[2] テキサス州(ジョーンズ郡):ネコ、人暴露




The Jones County Sheriff's Office was notified about an animal bite victim on [Thu] 20 Apr [2023].

After contacting the victim, officials decided to test the animal for rabies immediately, according to the press release. The results came back on 21 Apr [2023], and the animal was positive for rabies. The incident occurred near County Road 335 in Jones County between Hawley and Lueders.

Officials ask the public to be cautious with wild animals and be mindful of their pets. They also ask owners to be aware of the status of their pets' vaccinations.

The sheriff's office would like to thank the staff at Anson General Hospital, Salt Creek Veterinarian Hospital, and Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District for their assistance.
[Byline: Shelly Womack]
シェリー ウマック署名)
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[3] North Carolina (Guilford County): raccoon
Date: Sat 22 Apr 2023
Source: WallStreetWindow

[3] ノースキャロライナ州(ギルフォード郡):アライグマ




The Guilford County Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health, is alerting Guilford County residents that a raccoon found on Rockbridge Road in High Point tested positive for the rabies virus on 21 Apr 2023. This is the 4th confirmed case of animal rabies in 2023.

North Carolina law requires all domestic pets (cats, dogs, and ferrets), whether living inside or outside, aged 4 months or older be vaccinated against rabies. Animals confined in outdoor fenced areas should also have current rabies vaccinations. Supervising pets when they are outdoors could prevent contact with wild animals and lessen the possibility of rabies exposure.

Rabies circulates within our wildlife population throughout the entire year. Here are some tips to help prevent you or your family from being exposed to the rabies virus:

- Avoid direct contact with wildlife, dead or alive. Do not approach, try to play with, touch, rescue, or treat any wildlife. If you find a sick or injured animal, contact Animal Control at 336-641-5990.
- Avoid any animal displaying unnatural behavior. Wild animals are not usually friendly, so be very careful if they approach you.
- Do not try to separate fighting animals.
- Feed your pets indoors. Leaving food outside will attract dogs, cats, and other wildlife into your yard.
- Report all stray animals to Animal Control in Greensboro and in High Point. Stray animals may not have current rabies vaccinations.
- If a person is bitten by an animal (domestic or stray), wash the bitten area immediately with soap and water, seek medical attention, and report the bite to local Animal Control Officers.

  • 生死に関わらず野生動物との直接接触を避けなさい。どんな野生動物であっても近づいたり、遊ぼうとしたり、触れたり、救護したり、取り扱ったりしないこと。もし病気や怪我をした野生動物を発見したら、動物管理局336-641-5990まで電話で連絡すること。
  • 不自然な行動を示す動物はすべて避けること。野生動物は通常なついていない。だから、もしそれらが近づいてきたら非常に注意するべきである。
  • 動物同士の喧嘩の仲裁をしようとしないこと。
  • ペットの餌は屋内で与えること。餌を戸外に放置するとイヌやネコ、その他の野生動物を庭に誘き寄せることになる。
  • 放浪する動物は全てグリーンスボロやハイポイントの動物管理局に通報すること。放浪動物は狂犬病予防接種を受けていない可能性がある。
  • もし動物(家庭動物でも放浪動物でも)に咬まれたら、すぐに石鹸と水で咬まれたところを洗って病院を受診すること。そして地元の動物管理局に咬まれたことを連絡すること。

For more information on rabies prevention, please contact Guilford County Animal Services or visit http://www.guilfordcountync.gov/our-county/animal-services.


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[4] South Carolina (Orangeburg County): raccoon, dogs, human exposure
Date: Tue 25 Apr 2023
Source: WCSC 5 [edited]

[4] サウスキャロライナ州(オレンジバーグ郡):アライグマ、イヌ、人暴露


情報源:WCSC 5(編集済み)


State health officials confirmed a raccoon found in Orangeburg County tested positive for rabies over the weekend.

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control officials said one person and 6 dogs are under care for exposure.

Testing confirmed the raccoon, found near Deer Trail and Whisenhunt roads in Cope, South Carolina, tested positive for the virus on Sunday [23 Apr 2023].
The dogs are under quarantine as required by the South Carolina Rabies Control Act. The person was referred to their doctor.

"Keeping your pets up to date on their rabies vaccination is the easiest way to protect you and your family from this deadly virus," Rabies Program Team Leader Terri McCollister said. "Any mammal has the ability to carry and transmit the disease to people or pets. Therefore, give wild and stray animals plenty of space."

Health officials recommend contacting trained wildlife handlers if in contact with an animal in need.

Officials define rabies exposure as direct contact with saliva or brain and nervous system tissue from an infected animal.

DHEC officials said the raccoon is the 1st animal to test positive for rabies in Orangeburg County this year [2023]. The state has seen 20 rabies cases in 2023.

Orangeburg County had one confirmed rabies case in 2022.

Statewide, South Carolina had 83 cases in 2022.

[Byline: Steven Ardary]

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[5] New York (Monroe County): fox, human exposure

Date: Tue 25 Apr 2023
Source: Miami Herald [edited]

[5] ニューヨーク州(モンロー郡):キツネ、人暴露




A rabid fox bit at least 6 people on a Friday night [21 Apr 2023] in western New York, according to police and health officials. The attacks took place near homes in Brighton, a town 4 miles southeast of Rochester, the Monroe County Department of Public Health said in a news release.

Authorities ultimately killed the fox before it was tested for rabies, according to officials. The results came back positive for rabies, which can lead "to death of infected humans or pets if untreated," health officials warned.

People who didn't come into physical contact with the fox are not at risk, according to the release. Anyone who had a physical encounter with the fox in Brighton is asked to report the incident to the county's Rabies Control Program at 585-753-5171.

It's not possible to determine if an animal has rabies without lab testing, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, there are some warning signs that can hint at a possible rabies infection in an animal. According to the CDC, the signs include the following:


- aggressiveness
- biting attempts
- drooling
- issues swallowing
- appearing more tame than normal
- issues moving
- a bat on the ground







Rabies can "reprogram" an animal's nervous system, causing it to become less fearful and more aggressive, Dr. Karsten Hueffer told Medical News Today. Meanwhile, some animals with rabies may appear fine, so the CDC cautions against approaching or feeding an animal in the wild. Another way to avoid rabies is to make sure pets, such as dogs or cats, get a rabies vaccination, Monroe County health officials said. In the US, rabies cases in people are rare, according to the CDC. About 1-3 cases are reported yearly. The animals most likely to carry rabies are bats, foxes, raccoons, and skunks, the agency says.
[Byline: Julia Marnin]

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ProMED from HealthMap Alert

[6] Georgia (Douglas County): raccoon, dogs
Date: Fri 28 Apr 2023
Source: Fox 5 Atlanta
[6] ジョージア州(ダグラス郡):アライグマ、イヌ


情報源:フォックスファイブ アトランタ


Douglas County Animal Control (DCAS) responded to an incident of a raccoon attack on 2 owned dogs in the North County Line area of Lithia Springs. Following the attack, animal control captured the raccoon and submitted it for rabies testing. On 27 Apr [2023], DCAS received confirmation the raccoon tested positive for rabies.

The animal control department has started notifying residents of the positive case and is urging those with unvaccinated pets to get them vaccinated immediately. DCAS has also issued several reminders, including keeping pets' rabies vaccinations up to date, keeping cats indoors and dogs on leashes when outside, avoiding leaving food or garbage outside that may attract wild animals, and staying away from wild animals and not feeding them.

Rabies is a viral disease of mammals transmitted in the saliva of an infected animal, usually through a bite. In the United States, the rabies virus is primarily spread by wild animals such as raccoons, skunks, bats, and foxes. However, human cases of rabies are 100% preventable through vaccination.
If anyone sees wildlife or domesticated dogs and cats acting strangely, they are urged to call Animal Control.



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[7] Florida (Seminole County): cat
Date: Sat 29 Apr 2023
Source: Fox 35 News Orlando [edited]
[7] フロリダ州セミノール郡):ネコ


情報源:フォックス35ニュース オーランド(編集済み)


A rabies alert has been issued for Seminole County after officials said a cat tested positive near the east Geneva area.

Residents and visitors in the area bordered to the north by Wildwood Trail, on the east by Stone Street, on the south by Genova Court, and on the west by Pine Hill Boulevard should avoid contact with cats and wildlife.

Seminole County residents and visitors should also be aware rabies is present in the wild animal population, and domestic animals are at risk if not vaccinated.

An animal with rabies could infect other wild animals or domestic animals that haven't been vaccinated against rabies. All domestic animals should be vaccinated against rabies. Contact with feral cats, stray dogs, and all wildlife, particularly raccoons, bats, foxes, skunks, otters, bobcats, and coyotes, should be avoided.

If you, a family member, or someone you know thinks they were bitten or scratched by a cat, contact Seminole County Animal Services or the Florida Department of Health in Seminole County.
The rabies alert is in effect for 60 days.

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ProMED from HealthMap Alert



[Anytime there is a notice of an animal testing positive for rabies, then rabies virus is clearly active in your area. You should be alert for animals, whether wild or domestic, whose behavior is not normal. For example, abnormal behavior might be an exceptionally friendly skunk, or fox, or a bat out in the daylight. These are not normal behaviors for these animals. Alternatively, a normally friendly dog who is accustomed to you but has been missing for a few days and is now quite vicious would also be suspicious.

Your pets, including horses, cattle, and especially show animals, should always be vaccinated against rabies. Rabies is a deadly virus and can spread to humans through saliva in a cut, in your eye, or your mouth or through a bite. Rabies is deadly to humans without prompt treatment.

Rabies virus is also deadly to unvaccinated animals. It is important to protect your animals from this virus. Check with your veterinarian regarding the type of rabies vaccine your pet needs and how often the county you live in requires the vaccine. Some vaccines are good for one year, and others are good for 3 years. Often very young pets need the one-year vaccine until their immune systems can handle the longer-acting vaccine. If rabies is widespread in your area, the county may allow only for one-year vaccines or may require the 3-year vaccine more often.

If you are bitten by an animal, seek medical treatment for the wound immediately. You may need post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP). For more information on PEP please visit https://www.cdc.gov/rabies/medical_care/index.html. - Mod.TG



ProMED maps:
Brazil: https://promedmail.org/promed-post?place=8709800,6
United States, United States: https://promedmail.org/promed-post?place=8709800,55478]

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