In this update:


[1] Nunavut (Pond Inlet): fox, dog


[2] Florida (Escambia County): fox, bat, human exposure

[3] Nevada (Clark County): bat

[4] Arizona (Navajo County): dog, human exposure

[5] Colorado (Larimer County): bat, dog

[6] Nevada (Mohave County): fox, warning

[7] Virginia (Halifax County): cat

[8] Utah (Salt Lake County): bat


[1] ヌナブト準州 (ポンド インレット):キツネ、イヌ


[2] フロリダ州エスカンビア郡):キツネ、コウモリ、人暴露

[3] ネバダ州(クラーク郡):コウモリ

[4] アリゾナ州(ナバジョ郡):イヌ、人暴露

[5] コロラド州(ラリマー郡):コウモリ、イヌ

[6] ネバダ州(モハーベ郡):キツネ、警告

[7] バージニア州ハリファックス郡):ネコ

[8] ユタ州ソルトレイク郡):コウモリ





[1] Nunavut (Pond Inlet): fox, dog

Date: Tue 30 May 2023

Source: Nunatsiaq News [edited]


[1] ヌナブト準州 (ポンド インレット):キツネ、イヌ





The Department of Health on Monday [29 May 2023] advised residents of Pond Inlet of 2 foxes and a domestic dog having tested positive for rabies in the hamlet, warning residents to be on the lookout for foxes. A person who has been bitten or scratched by a fox or a dog should go to the health centre and report the incident immediately, said department spokesperson Danarae Sommerville. Treatment must be started quickly after exposure as rabies infections are nearly always fatal if left untreated.



Domestic animals spending time tied up outdoors should also be monitored for possible signs of rabies, which include strange behaviour, staggering, frothing at the mouth, choking or making unusual noises. Wild animals infected with rabies may also appear friendly and approach humans without fear, Sommerville said.



Animals exhibiting these signs, or any foxes or wolves seen wandering around communities, should be avoided and reported to the regional environmental health officer or the conservation officer.



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[2] Florida (Escambia County): fox, bat, human exposure

Date: Fri 19 May 2023

Source: NorthEscambia.com [edited]


[2] フロリダ州エスカンビア郡):キツネ、コウモリ、人暴露





The Florida Department of Health (DOH-Escambia) has issued a rabies alert for Escambia County after 3 people were exposed to 1 rabid fox and 1 person was exposed to a rabid bat this month [May 2023] in Escambia County. NorthEscambia.com has learned the rabid fox bit at least 1 person at a private residence in Bratt, not far from Northview High School and Travis Nelson Park.



The health department is urging residents across the county to avoid contact with wild and stray animals to protect against risk of rabies exposure. "Rabies is a potentially fatal disease. It is important not to handle wild animals, to be aware of unusual acting animals, and to keep pets vaccinated against rabies," said Marie Mott, DOH-Escambia administrator.



Rabies is transmitted through exposure to the saliva and nervous tissue from a rabid animal through a bite, scratch, or contact with mucous membranes such as the eyes, nose, or mouth. DOH-Escambia works with animal control in responding to incidents of animal bites, tests animals for rabies through the Department of Health state laboratory, and quarantines animals as necessary. DOH-Escambia also provides rabies vaccinations to victims of animal bites, the only known effective treatment for rabies prevention in humans.


The following are steps you can take to protect yourself and your loved ones against rabies:



- Keep rabies vaccinations up to date for all pets and at-risk livestock.

- Do not allow your pets to run free. Follow leash laws by keeping pets and livestock secured on your property.

- If your pet or livestock are bitten by a wild animal, seek veterinary assistance for the animal immediately and contact Escambia County Animal Services.

- Support animal control in efforts to reduce feral and stray animal populations.

- Spay or neuter your pets to help reduce the number of unwanted pets which may not be properly cared for or regularly vaccinated.

- Do not handle, feed, or unintentionally attract wild animals with outdoor food sources such as uncovered trash or litter.

- Never adopt wild animals or bring them into your home.

- Teach children never to handle unfamiliar animals, wild or domestic, even if they appear friendly.

- Prevent bats from entering living quarters or occupied spaces in homes, churches, schools, and other similar areas, where they might come in contact with people and pets.

- Persons who have been bitten or scratched by wild or domestic animals should seek medical attention and report the injury to the DOH-Escambia.


  • 全てのペット及びリスクに晒されている家畜にはワクチン接種を最新の状態にしておくこと。
  • ペットを放し飼いにしないこと。引綱に関する法律に従い、ペットや家畜は敷地の中で厳重に管理すること。
  • もしペットや家畜が野生動物に咬まれたら、できるだけ早く獣医師の助言を受け、エスカンビア動物管理局に連絡すること。
  • 放浪動物の数を減らす動物管理局の活動に協力してほしい。
  • 適切な世話や定期的なワクチン接種ができない望まれないペットの数を減らすためには不妊去勢手術をしてほしい。
  • 野生動物に触れたり餌を与えないでほしい。蓋をしない戸外のゴミ箱などは意図せず野生動物を引き寄せることになる。
  • 野生動物を引き取ったり、家に連れて来てはならない。
  • 子供たちには、たとえおとなしそうに見えても、野生動物であろうと飼育動物であろうと見かけない動物には決して触れてはならないと教えてほしい。
  • 家の居室や占有スペース、教会や学校でも同様の場所など人やペットと接触するような場所にコウモリが侵入することを防いでほしい。
  • 野生動物や飼育動物に咬まれたひとは診療を受け、怪我のことをDOHエスカンビアに報告するべきである。



[3] Nevada (Clark County): bat

Date: Mon 22 May 2023

Source: KTNV.com [edited]


[6] ネバダ州(モハーベ郡):キツネ、警告





The Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) confirmed the 1st case of rabies in 2023 after the disease was found in a bat in Clark County. According to a release from the department's Animal Disease Laboratory, bats are common throughout Nevada and serve as the most common source of human and domestic animal transmission. "Animal owners must be proactive and work with their veterinarians to keep animals up to date on vaccinations," said NDA director J J Goicoechea, DVM. "Vaccinating pets against rabies protects pets and their owners."

ネバダ州農業省(NDA)はクラーク郡で発見されたコウモリがのちに2023年狂犬病の初発例と確認した。同省の動物疾病研究所の会見資料によると、コウモリはネバダ州ではよくみられる動物で、人や動物に狂犬病を伝播する最も大きな感染源となっている。NDA J Jゴイコエチェア部長は「動物の飼い主は事前に対策を講じるべきで、獣医師に(ペットへの)ワクチン接種を最新の状態にしてもらうべきです。ペットへのワクチン接種はペットとその飼い主を狂犬病から守ります。」と述べた。


A current rabies vaccination is legally required in the state of Nevada for dogs, cats, ferrets, and certain species of wildlife.



Bats are also known able to enter and exit residences unnoticed, so officials are urging individuals to report any sighted bats -- dead or alive -- to local animal control agencies. NDA Animal Disease Lab supervisor Laura Morrow said in a statement, "If you or your animals have had contact with any bats, contact your local healthcare professional or veterinary provider immediately."


[byline: Rachel Zalucki]

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[4] Arizona (Navajo County): dog, human exposure

Date: Thu 25 May 2023

Source: 12News [edited]


[4] アリゾナ州(ナバジョ郡):イヌ、人暴露





The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGD) reminds people to admire wildlife from a distance. The reminder comes after a recent incident in which a dog infected with rabies bit a child in Whiteriver. "The weather is warming up and people are outside," said Dr Anne Justice-Allen, AZGFD wildlife veterinarian. "At this time of year, we often see an uptick in the number of wildlife submitted for rabies testing as a result of contact with people or their pets."



According to the AZDHS website, approximately 30 people in Arizona are exposed to rabid animals annually. Exposed people must receive vaccine and anti-rabies serum treatment to prevent infection.




[5] Colorado (Larimer County): bat, dogs

Date: Wed 24 May 2023

Source: Coloradoan [edited]



[5] コロラド州(ラリマー郡):コウモリ、イヌ





A rabid bat was found in Edora Park in Fort Collins on Monday [22 May 2023], according to the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment. The bat was found Monday afternoon [22 May 2023] on the trail near the north east parking lot, the health department said in a news release. The bat was tested and results received Wednesday [24 May 2023] confirmed the bat tested positive for rabies. If anyone, their children or their pets had direct contact with a bat in that area, they are asked to notify the Larimer County health department.



Rabies is typically transmitted when the saliva of an infected animal enters the skin, usually through a bite or a scratch. Just being near an animal with rabies is not considered exposure, according to the health department. [Saliva of the animal in an eye or a cut or even in the mouth is also considered an exposure. - Mod.TG]

保健局によれば狂犬病は通常感染した動物の唾液が、通常咬み傷や引っ掻き傷を通して皮膚から侵入することで伝播するが、狂犬病の動物のそばにいただけでは暴露とはみなされないという。(動物の唾液が眼や切り傷、口に入った場合は暴露とみなされる。モデレータT G)


In Colorado, bats and skunks make up the vast majority of rabies cases, though any mammal can become infected.



While extremely rare, rabies is very serious and almost always fatal once symptoms appear, but there is treatment for people who have been exposed to prevent them from getting sick. [Pets need to be vaccinated to prevent rabies in them. If your pet is unvaccinated and exposed to rabies, then the animal will likely be euthanized. Please vaccinate your pets and keep the vaccine current. - Mod.TG]

極めて稀ではあるが、狂犬病は非常に深刻で一旦症状が出るとほぼ致命的だが、暴露された人が発病することを防ぐための治療法がある。(ペットは狂犬病にならないためにワクチン接種が必要で、もしワクチン接種していないペットが狂犬病に暴露した場合はおそらく安楽殺されるだろう。どうかペットにはワクチンを接種して継続してほしい。モデレータT G)


This is the 4th bat to test positive for rabies in Larimer County so far this year [2023]. Two others were found in Fort Collins -- in the 400 block of Whedbee Street on 30 Apr 2023 and in the 1300 block of Centre Avenue on 10 May 2023 -- and another was found in the 900 block of Bruce Drive in Berthoud on 8 May 2023.




The rabid bat found in the backyard of a home in the 400 block of Whedbee Street possibly interacted with 2 dogs at that house, according to a previous news release from the health department. The dogs were up-to-date on their rabies vaccines and immediately received vaccine boosters, the health department said in a press release. No people came in contact with the bat.



The health department reminded pet and livestock owners to make sure their animals are up-to-date on their rabies shots to prevent quarantine or death if their animals come in contact with a rabid animal.



For more information, including a map of where rabid animals have been found, visit http://www.larimer.gov/rabies.

[byline: Sady Swanson]





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Robert Peterson




[6] Nevada (Mohave County): fox, warning

Date: Fri 26 May 2023

Source: KNTV [edited]


[6] ネバダ州(モハーベ郡):キツネ、警告





Mohave County health officials are issuing a warning due to a recent increase in cases of foxes with rabies. The Mohave County Department of Public Health said this is mainly throughout the Hualapai region and it's necessary to take precautions to prevent the disease from spreading. People are typically infected after being scratched or bitten by an infected animal. If left untreated, it could be fatal.



Earlier this week, the Nevada Department of Agriculture confirmed the 1st case of rabies in Clark County this year [2023]. Officials said it was an infected bat. A few weeks ago, a woman was also treated for rabies after being bitten by a bat at Death Valley National Park.



Health officials said in order to keep you, your family, and your pets safe, there are a few guidelines you can follow.



Stay away from animals that are exhibiting strange behavior or look like they're sick or injured. If you see something out of the ordinary, health officials said you should contact local animal control authorities. Secure your pets. When going outside, health officials said your pets should always be supervised and kept on a leash. If they roam around freely, they could come into contact with potentially infected animals.



Make sure your pets are up to date on their rabies vaccinations. Seek medical attention if you are bitten or scratched by any animal. Health officials said you should also wash the wound thoroughly with soap and water for at least 10 minutes. They add you should contact your health care provider to see if you need additional testing for rabies.

[byline: Jarah Wright]





[7] Virginia (Halifax County): cat

Date: Wed 31 May 2023

Source: WDBJ7 [edited]


[7] バージニア州ハリファックス郡):ネコ





The Southside Health District has issued a notice about a cat testing positive for rabies. On 25 May 20232, the cat was found at a home in the vicinity of Route 603 and US Highway 501 in Nathalie. The Southside Health District asks anyone who may have come into contact with a feral cat in or around the area to call the health district.



A colony of cats has been reported at the recycling center at the intersection, according to the health district, which says the cats are being monitored by animal control. "If you have a pet cat and live in the area, please keep your cat home and be aware of its whereabouts. Please avoid interaction with wild or feral animals since they can carry rabies or other harmful diseases."



The health district says, "Rabies is a deadly disease caused by a virus attacking the nervous system. Rabies can be prevented in cats, dogs, ferrets and some livestock with a rabies vaccination. Rabies kills almost any mammal or human getting sick from it. The rabies virus is mainly in the saliva and brain tissue of rabid animals. It can be transmitted through a bite or by getting saliva or brain tissue in a wound or in the eye or mouth."



To protect pets and their owners from rabies, Virginia law requires all dogs and cats 4 months of age and older be vaccinated for rabies by a licensed veterinarian, and vaccinations be kept current.



The Southside Health District is reminding the public to avoid contact with bats, feral cats, stray dogs and wild animals, particularly in the area where the rabid cat was found.



For additional information, visit <vdh.virginia.gov/environmental-epidemiology/animal-contact-human-health/> or call the Southside Health District.





[byline: Pat Thomas]




[8] Utah (Salt Lake County): bat

Date: Thu 1 Jun 2023

Source: KSLTV [edited]


[8] ユタ州ソルトレイク郡):コウモリ




With the discovery of a bat in Salt Lake City with rabies, health officials are reminding people to avoid contact with bats and other wild animals. The Salt Lake County Health Department released the information about the positive rabies test Thursday [1 Jun 2023] with warnings to avoid bats and other animals. Bats typically avoid people and aren't a threat to humans but animals with rabies may behave in unusual ways, the county said. It said infected bats may spend time on the ground, enter areas they typically avoid and may be weak, dehydrated or unable to fly -- making them more approachable than usual. Even though a small percentage of bats carry rabies, it's important that people avoid contact.



All bat species are protected under Utah law. It is illegal to intentionally harm a bat because they are essential to the ecosystem by controlling pests, pollinating plants and dispersing seeds.



"Once clinical signs of rabies appear, the disease is nearly always fatal," according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). "Less than 20 cases of human survival from clinical rabies have been documented. Only a few survivors had no history of pre- or postexposure prophylaxis."



Salt Lake County Health Department states a bat roosting on the exterior of your home and behaving normally is not a threat and should be left alone. If a bat is roosting in your attic, residents are urged to contact a local, permitted wildlife control company.



Health officials said if you do encounter a bat on the ground or in an unusual place:

- Do not touch it

- Keep children and pets away

- Report the bat's location to the local animal control agency, available in Salt Lake County

- The CDC states "the 1st symptoms of rabies may be similar to the flu, including weakness or discomfort, fever or headache. There may be discomfort, prickling, or an itching sensation at the site of the bite."


  • 触ってはならない。
  • 子供やペットを遠ざけるように。
  • ソルトレイク郡もしくは地元の動物管理事務所にコウモリの居場所を報告してほしい。
  • CDCは以下のように述べている。「狂犬病の最初の徴候はインフルエンザに似ていて、脱力感や不快感、発熱、頭痛などの症状があります。咬まれた場所の不快感や、ちくちく感、痒みがある場合もあります。」


It said after a rabies exposure, the virus has to travel to the brain before it can cause symptoms and it may last for weeks or months based on the location of the exposure, the type of rabies virus and any existing immunity.



Humans usually get rabies from the bite of an animal with rabies. Any wild mammal -- such as a racoon, skunk, fox or bat -- could have rabies and transmit it to people. It is also possible to contract rabies from infectious material from a rabid animal, such as saliva or brain matter. Feces, blood and urine do not transmit rabies, the health department said. Residents are urged to contact a healthcare provider if they are unsure about an exposure or are bitten or scratched.



"Rabies in people is 100% preventable through prompt appropriate medical care," CDC states. A rabies infection can only be detected or confirmed with a laboratory test after an animal's death and can determine if an animal has rabies, the county health department said.



County officials also urged residents to ensure all pets are current on vaccines in case they come in contact with a wild animal carrying rabies. Utah state law requires pet dogs, cats and ferrets to be immunized against rabies.

[byline: Larry D Curtis]




[Several of the articles in this update are dealing with bats. Bats are a tremendous part of a healthy ecosystem. But they can also carry rabies and transmit the disease to any of our pets or other animal or to ourselves. Be respectful of bats and the role they play in our ecosystem, but also be aware of any possible bite or scratch from one of these winged mammals. Seek medical attention immediately if you think you could have been bitten or scratched.



Keep your pet current on their vaccinations. This is protection for them and for yourself. Unvaccinated pets can be a risk to their owners. Most states require your animal to be vaccinated. If in doubt if your pet is current on their vaccines, call your veterinarian.



Please recall, if your pet is not current on the rabies prevention vaccine and encounters a rabid animal, then it is likely your pet will be euthanized as the pet presents a substantial risk to you. So please keep your pet current on rabies and all other necessary vaccines.



If you have suffered a bite from a wild animal or bat, wash your wound with soap and water and immediately seek medical attention. If you receive a bite from a pet which is current on its rabies vaccination, then wash the wound thoroughly with soap and water and seek appropriate medical care. Do not take chances with your life or with the life of your pet. - Mod.TG



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