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Rabies case confirmed in northeast Lubbock

From Texas Department of State Health Services:

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) reports a striped skunk has tested positive for rabies.  According to DSHS, the skunk was found on February 4 in the northeast corner of Lubbock, but was barely moving when found.  An animal control officer retrieved the skunk which was then sent the state for testing.  No humans were exposed, but six cats may have been. 

This is the first positive case of rabies in Lubbock County in 2013.  There were no positive cases in the county in 2012. 

Here are some symptoms of rabies in domesticated animals:

  • Changes in behavior, including aggression, restlessness, and lethargy
  • Increased vocalization
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weakness
  • Disorientation
  • Paralysis
  • Seizures

If you see an animal that is acting unusual, please call Animal Services at 311.  Please do not touch or approach the animal.

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