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Third rabies case documented in Alamance County


Isaac Groves   | Times-News

Seven people and four dogs this week were exposed to rabies in a dog attack on Hester Road North of Green Level.

Burlington Animal Services euthanized a dog after a biting incident with three people. Afterward tests came back positive for rabies, according to an Alamance County Health Department news release. Seven people in all and four dogs were exposed to the rabid dog. The health department is helping those people get treatment for rabies. Two of the dogs were up-to-date on their vaccinations. They got vaccination boosters and are on 45-day quarantine. The other two are on strict quarantine and could be euthanized because their shots were not current.

The health department asks anyone in the area with outside pets to check them for any wounds that may have come from this dog and call Alamance County Animal Control at (336) 570-6302if there are any. Call the Health Department’s Environmental Health office at (336) 570-6367 with general questions or concerns.