Rabies Warning Issued by County Government

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Cleveland, Ga – Public Safety Director David Murphy issued a positive rabies alert for all of White County after a skunk tested positive.

This is to advise that a family dog recently had contact with a rabid skunk in the Paradise Valley Road area of White County. The skunk was shipped to the Georgia Public Health Lab – Virology Section in Decatur. White County Environmental Health was advised Wednesday, August 14, 2019 that the Skunk tested positive for rabies. This is the first confirmed case of rabies in White County in 2019.

Positive alert signs will be posted in the area where the rabid skunk was located. If you live in this area and have concerns of rabid animal exposure, please contact White County Environmental Health at 706-348-7698 during normal business hours.

Animal owners are encouraged to vaccinate their domesticated pets for rabies. Please call your local veterinarian for an appointment.

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