Monday, January 12, 2015

Cow in Lewis County Tests Positive for Rabies

A cow in the town of Denmark in Lewis County has tested positive for rabies, according to officials with the Lewis County Public Health Department.

The department was notified Dec. 31. Four people had come in contact with the cow and they all have received rabies post-exposure treatment.

One additional cow that came into contact with the cow with rabies has been placed in a six-month quarantine.

In 2014, New York state reported five cattle, one sheep and one horse with rabies. Lewis County had one other cow with rabies in the last five years.

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