Positive Rabies Incident- Jackson County

Monday, March 11, 2024
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Rabies Alert


There has recently been a confirmed case of Rabies in a cat in the Jackson County area. 

Media Notice:

On Thursday, March 7, 2024, a cat was sent to the State Public Health Laboratory where it was confirmed positive for Rabies.

The cat was located in the Geiger Rd, Winder area of Jackson County, and residents in this area are advised to take the following precautions:

  1. Be sure that pets (including dogs, cats, and ferrets) are current on Rabies vaccinations.
  2. Avoid any wild animal exhibiting unusual behavior such as aggression, lack of fear of people, or appearances during odd times of the day.
  3. Report any incidence of bites from any animal to your local Health Department.

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