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6:16 pm on Thursday June 2, 2011

Rabies scare in Horry County (Update: Another case in Horry County)

Flickr user: dsb nola Update 6/2: Second case of a man with rabies here in Horry County in less than a month. Head on over to WMBF News to read all the details. First Report 5/6: An Horry County man has been given treatment for rabies following an...
7:00 am on Monday March 28, 2011

SDHC to offer cheap rabies vaccination shots to pets

Flickr user michaelhenley The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control are joining forces with local veterinarians to provide inexpensive rabies shots for cats and dogs at clinics around the area. Vaccinations will cost $10 per...
5:10 am on Saturday July 25, 2009

Don't get bit: State has no money to help with rabies shots

Image by Flickr user The Pack Image by 20090725-rabbies.jpgIf you see a wild animal that's too cute to resist: Resist anyways. Come September 1, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control will have no money left to help pay for rabies...
4:23 pm on Wednesday November 5, 2008

Two more people bit by a rabid animal

A rabid fox bit a child and the child's rescuer at Dunes West in Mount Pleasant. Both are currently being treated for the disease. This is the 12th animal that has tested positive for rabies in Charleston County this year compared to last year's 26...
1:44 pm on Thursday September 4, 2008

Man gets bitten by bat

Image by Flickr user Lee CarsonImage by 20080813bat.jpg Sure, he may look cute, but this little guy is just waiting to sneak into your room and turn you into a vampire ... I mean, give you rabies ... Update September 4: If you've got a thing for...
7:17 pm on Wednesday June 18, 2008

Another person treated for rabies

Once again, a person who picked up a raccoon has been treated for rabies. The woman on James Island who took a baby raccoon to an emergency care center on June 8th was treated for rabies after the animal was found to be rabid. The state has...
7:09 pm on Tuesday May 27, 2008

Twice in a month: Adopting wild animals is a bad idea

The state health department is reminding people to refrain from adopting wild animals, because they can carry rabies, which can be transmitted without a bite. The statement follows 23 people being evaluated for the disease after they adopted a fox...
1:57 am on Thursday May 22, 2008

$43,000 spent for close encounter with raccoon

Image by flickr user Michael ScheltgenImage by 20080523_raccoon.jpg Not the raccoon in question. But, regardless, we won't be swapping saliva with it because we don't like shots. More than $43,000 has been spent by state health officials...
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