Officials urge caution following rabies outbreak

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CNJ staff photo: Tonjia Rolan Veterinarian Jack Murphy soothes Buttercup after giving her a rabies vaccination at his office on Prince Street. Tonjia Rolan A rabies outbreak in Eddy County has state and local health officials across eastern New Mexico urging caution. While there are no confirmed cases in Curry or Roosevelt counties so far […]

Pet, livestock owners warned to keep rabies vaccinations up to date

Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Department of Health is warning pet and livestock owners in Roosevelt County and the surrounding area to make sure their dogs, cats, horses and other valuable livestock get vaccinated against rabies after an unvaccinated pet dog from near Portales was attacked by an aggressive acting skunk in early July. […]

Rabid skunk reported in Curry County

CNJ staff writer: Sharna Johnson The first rabies report in Curry County for the year was reported today by the New Mexico Department of Health. A rabid skunk bit an unvaccinated dog in the Clovis area, said Chris Minnick with the Department of Health. The remains of the skunk were submitted for testing and the […]

Rabid skunk found in Curry County

(Las Cruces) — The New Mexico Department of Health reported today that a skunk from Curry County tested positive for rabies. The Department of Health is reminding residents that it is important to vaccinate their animals to protect them from rabies. The skunk was from the Clovis area of Curry County and bit an unvaccinated […]

Rabies threat also off base

Mr. Greg Allen When Ms. Gayla Jaquess, a nurse at the Curry County Public Health Department, was queried about rabies in the area, she shared a report she received from the New Mexico Office of Epidemiology. “The report indicated there were no serious issues concerning rabies in Curry County,” she said. This bodes well for […]

Find a stray, stay away

This is the cycle of infection and replication in rabies. (Courtesy of the CDC) Airman Thomas Trower Stray animals may be in need of help, but only professionals should attempt to approach or capture one, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Rabies can be transmitted by many mammals such as: raccoons, […]