Tested Positive for Rabies

RABIES confirmed in a Gambell stray dog, March 15

 

The dog developed symptoms March 11th; it was put down that day & submitted for testing.  It was a stray, 20-30lbs, black/white/tan color.

 

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

We are looking for anyone between March 1st-11th that may have been exposed:

Ø Bitten or scratched by this dog.

Ø Licked by this dog on eyes, mouth, or on open wounds.

**If exposed to this dog between March 1-11, notify the Gambell Clinic immediately.**

 

Guidelines for everyone:

·      Unvaccinated dogs that were exposed should be put down immediately.

·      Loose dogs without a current vaccination should be put down immediately.

·      Vaccinated dogs that were exposed need to be revaccinated & tied up for 45 days.

·      Report all animal bites to the Clinic.

·      If a dog or other animal is acting unusual, contact the VPO immediately.

 

Contact information:

Gambell Clinic………………………….……….907-985-3311

VPO…………………………………….………..907-985-2580

NSHC-OEH……..……………………….………907-434-0543 (Racheal Lee)

Alaska Section of Epidemiology………………...907-269-8000