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State to end subsidized rabies treatment

...offer a subsidized treatment plan for rabies infections.The state's epidemiology...saying it will no longer give away "rabies post-exposure prophylaxis," the medicine used to treat people exposed to rabies, the Kodiak Daily Mirror reported...
No rabies found in wolves blamed in teacher death

ANCHORAGE - Two wolves suspected of killing a teacher outside the rural village of Chignik Lake did not have rabies. The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services announced the negative results Thursday. The animals were shot Monday from...
Prince of Wales Island bat tests positive for rabies

...from Prince of Wales Island tested positive for rabies, the second recorded case of bat rabies in the state, according to Alaska Department...This poses no new threat to humans, but rabies is a serious health threat, because it can...
Epidemic of rabies hits northern coast

...ANCHORAGE - State epidemiologists say a rabies epizootic - an epidemic among animals...under 40 percent, tested positive for rabies, said lab manager Don Ritter. Microbiologists found rabies in 44 arctic foxes, 18 red foxes and four...
Virus hunter played key role in halting rabies Alaska more than three decades ago, rabies was ravaging rural parts of the state...people and pass the disease to them. Rabies requires fast action; the clock starts...reduced the number of people exposed to rabies. In fact, nobody has died from rabies...
Wolf that attacked sled dogs had rabies

...Marshall last week has tested positive for rabies and state officials say unvaccinated dogs...Yukon River village of Marshall, the rabies-infected wolf was among those that killed...17-month-old female wolf was positive for the rabies virus. Alaska Department of Fish and...
Free rabies shots

Mic helle Seaman's kitten Butterbean finds a bit of comfort on Seaman's shoulder Saturday while waiting in line for a free rabies shot during a vaccination clinic at the Kenai Animal Shelter. Dogs far outnumbered the few nervous cats and one ferret in attendance.
Rabid dog destroyed; 6 people getting shots

...close contact with a rabid dog are receiving shots to prevent rabies. The dog was rescued from a village in the Yukon Kuskokwim...spared dog bit its Anchorage trainer, and tests confirmed it had rabies. State health officials would not name the village so as not...
Photo: First taste of snow

...the streets of Zihuatanejo, Mexico, where he befriended John and Barbara Lager of Juneau. After taking the dog to get his rabies shot and health checkup, the Lagers brought him to Juneau, where they say he is wary of snow and rain but otherwise is a very...
Spay and neuter campaign targets rural dog numbers

...regular spay and neuter program, with adult females giving birth to two litters a year, according to rural veterinary group. Rabies is a concern because of the regional fox population.The health corporation serves nearly 50 villages, where almost none of...


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