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> The Tompkins County Health Department Seeks Information on Two Different Biting Dogs to Rule Out Rabies Infection

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TOMPKINS COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Your Partner for a Healthy Community
Frank Kruppa — Public Health Director

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 3, 2012

For more information contact:
Audrey Balander or Clayton Maybee  (607) 274-6688

 

The Tompkins County Health Department Seeks Information on Two Different Biting Dogs to Rule Out Rabies Infection

 
(ITHACA, N.Y., October 3, 2012) — The Tompkins County Health Department must locate a dog that bit a woman on Hudson Street, Ithaca.  This occurred at approximately 5:00 p.m., Monday, October 1, 2012.  The dog appeared to be a medium sized black and white pit bull or pit bull cross. It was being walked on a leash by a young man appearing approximately 20 years old. 

The Tompkins County Health Department must also locate a dog that bit a different woman on Aurora Street, Ithaca between Court Street and Fall Creek School.  This occurred at approximately 7:20 a.m., Monday, October 1, 2012.  The dog appeared to be a medium sized brown male dog. It was being walked on a leash by a brown haired male of approximately 40–50 years of age.  

If the dogs can be located and observed to be healthy by the Health Department by October 11, 2012, the risk of rabies infection can be ruled out and rabies post-exposure treatment for the persons who were bitten will not be necessary.

Anyone with information regarding these dogs is urged to call the Tompkins County Environmental Health Division at (607) 274-6688.

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