Ra­bies clinic for hu­mans of­fered by health depart­ment

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CENTREVILLE — The Queen Anne’s County Depart­ment of Health an­nounces their Ra­bies Pre-Ex­po­sure Im­mu­niza­tion Clinic for hu­mans. The Depart­ment of Health en­cour­ages all res­i­dents who work with an­i­mals or who have hob­bies that bring them into close con­tact with po­ten­tially ra­bid an­i­mals to re­ceive this life-pre­serv­ing vac­cine se­ries.

Depart­ment of Health of­fi­cials say ra­bies is a se­ri­ous dis­ease that af­fects the ner vous sys­tem. It is trans­mit­ted through the saliva and neu­ral tis­sue of in­fected an­i­mals, usu­ally by a bite or scratch. Mam­mals such as rac­coons, bats, foxes, skunks, cats, dogs and live­stock can carry ra­bies. There is no cure once an in­di­vid­ual is in­fected with the virus.

The clinic will run daily from Au­gust 15 through Au­gust 19, by ap­point­ment at the Queen Anne’s County Health Depart­ment at 206 N. Com­merce Street in Centreville. If you have been pre­vi­ously im­mu­nized, the Depart­ment of Health rec­om­mends a blood test ev­ery other year to con­firm that you are still pro­tected. Please con­tact Karey Mi­nor-McCauley, RN at 410-758-0720, ext. 4432, for in­quiries re­gard­ing cost or to sched­ule an ap­point­ment.

This amaz­ing beauty has proven to be top mom of the year! Go­ing from aban­doned and preg­nant, to giv­ing birth in a shel­ter, Ruth has con­quered many ob­sta­cles at such a young age and this mom of four is ready for her new lease on life. Ruth is ex­tremely so­cial and af­fec­tion­ate, while tak­ing care of her ba­bies. Ruth was liv­ing in a fos­ter home and the fos­ter fam­ily stated she was such a well be­haved cat. Ruth would be a great ad­di­tion to any fam­ily! To meet Ruth or any of our adopt­able an­i­mals at An­i­mal Wel­fare League of Queen Anne’s County we are open Tues­day through Sun­day 11-5, con­tact us at 410-827-7178 or visit us on the web at www.awlqac.org.

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