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February 8, 2022



Thursday, October 27, 1966 -- ISSUES WARNING ON RABIES IN WILD ANIMALS-- Dr. R.J. Taft, Staunton veterinarian, has submitted the following item which should be heeded by everyone:

"Health authorities have become increasingly alarmed about the tremendous increase of rabies in wild animals. The main culprit of these is the skunk.

"There have been incidences of pet skunks being purchased from pet shops, fur farms, and simply being found in the wilderness. Many of these died and were confirmed as rabies by laboratory diagnosis. Many people were exposed and had to receive anti-rabies vaccinati...



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