Murray County dog quarantined after killing rabid raccoon
CHATSWORTH, Georgia (WDEF) – Murray County officials say a dog has been quarantined over a rabies concern.
The dog fought and killed a rabid raccoon at a home on Center Hill Church Road on January 2nd.
The dog was vaccinated against rabies, so it will only need a booster shot, but it must remain in quarantine for 45 days.
However health officials warn neighbors that multiple raccoons have been spotted in the area, which is southwest of Chatsworth.
They need to take precautions.
So far, no humans have been exposed and health officials are distributing flyers in the neighborhood.
Murray County residents can get more information about rabies and its prevention by calling their county environmental health office at (706) 695-0266, extension 371, or by logging on to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) website page, Rabies Vaccination: What Everyone Should Know at https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd/rabies/public/index.html.