Ra­bies quar­an­tine set for Henry County com­mu­nity

The Covington News - - THE WIRE -

MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) — Au­thor­i­ties plan to quar­an­tine a Henry County neigh­bor­hood af­ter a rash of ra­bies cases.

WSB-TV re­ports a ninth case of ra­bies was re­cently found in Hen­cry County. An alert and 31-day quar­an­tine are set to start Mon­day in a McDonough neigh­bor­hood.

Sev­eral ra­bid rac­coons were found in the county sev­eral months ago, then there were three ra­bid foxes that at­tacked people and pets and now an­other rac­coon.

Vince Farah of Henry County An­i­mal Con­trol tells the tele­vi­sion sta­tion the num­ber of cases is alarm­ing since he gen­er­ally sees an aver­age of four or five cases a year and he’s al­ready seen about twice that this year.

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