• Mystic May 16, 2022 7:54 pm

    Health Officials Issue Warning After Raccoon Tests Positive for Rabies in Mystic

    A raccoon found in the area of West Main Street and Gravel Street in Groton has tested positive for rabies, according to the Ledge Light Health District. Health officials are warning the public to refrain from feeding or approaching any wild or stray animals. The raccoon tested positive on Monday. Rabies is a deadly disease caused by a virus that…

  • Ledyard May 6, 2022 8:09 pm

    Warning Issued After Skunk in Ledyard Tests Positive for Rabies

    A skunk found in a residential area of Ledyard has tested positive for rabies, according to the Ledge Light Health District. Officials are warning people to refrain from feeding or approaching any wild or stray animals. Rabies is a disease caused by a virus that can affect any warm-blooded animal, including people. The virus lives in the saliva and brain…

  • Waterford March 24, 2022 7:39 pm

    Warning Issued After Skunk in Waterford Tests Positive For Rabies

    Health officials have issued a warning after a skunk in Waterford tested positive for rabies. The skunk was found in the area of Shore Road and tested positive for rabies on Thursday, according to the Ledge Light Health District. Rabies is a disease caused by a virus that can affect any warm-blooded animal, including people. The virus lives in the…

  • rabies January 6, 2022 9:23 pm

    US Had 5 Rabies Deaths Last Year, Highest Total in a Decade

    Health officials say five Americans died of rabies last year — the largest number in a decade

  • rabid animal December 17, 2021 10:37 pm

    Rabid Raccoon Found in North Stonington

    A raccoon in North Stonington has tested positive for rabies. The raccoon was found in a residential neighborhood and tested positive on Dec. 16, according to the Ledge Light Health District. Rabies is a potentially deadly disease that can infect all warm-blooded animals, including people. It is mostly spread by wild animals. Rabies can be spread when infected saliva comes…

  • Coyote Attack September 7, 2021 3:59 am

    Coyote Attacks 2 Young Girls in Separate Yards in Mass.

    Two toddlers were attacked by a coyote in their yards in Arlington, Massachusetts, in separate but terrifyingly similar incidents Sunday, officials said. The same coyote is believed to have been responsible for both attacks, and officials are working to track it down, Arlington police and health and human services officials said in a statement Monday. The first attack took place…

  • rabies August 13, 2021 7:44 pm

    Rabid Skunk Found in Groton

    A skunk in Groton has tested positive for rabies. The skunk was found in Bluff Point State Park on Thursday, according to Ledge Light Health District. Rabies is a potentially deadly disease that can infect all warm-blooded animals, including people. It is mostly spread by wild animals. Rabies can be spread when infected saliva comes in contact with open wounds,…

  • Ledyard August 10, 2021 6:22 pm

    Raccoon Tests Positive For Rabies In Ledyard

    Ledge Light Health District (LLHD) is alerting residents and surrounding areas after a raccoon tested positive for rabies in Ledyard.  A raccoon that was found last week between Van Tassel Drive and Military Highway in the Gales Ferry section of Ledyard tested positive for rabies on August 3. Residents are being advised by LLHD against feeding or approaching wild or…

  • dogs June 15, 2021 4:06 am

    US Temporarily Banning Dogs Brought in From 100 Countries Over Rabies Risk

    The U.S. plans a one-year ban on dogs brought in from more than 100 countries where rabies is still a problem

  • rabies May 15, 2021 1:45 pm

    Court Upholds Sanction of Veterinarian Over Rabies Shots

    A Connecticut appeals court on Friday upheld state sanctions against a veterinarian for giving half doses of rabies vaccines to smaller dogs, a practice he says is safer but state officials say is dangerous. A three-judge panel of the Appellate Court, the state’s second-highest court, unanimously dismissed an appeal of the sanctions by John Robb, a veterinarian who now...

  • Massachusetts May 2, 2021 7:28 pm

    Helicopter to Distribute Rabies Vaccines Over Cape Cod

    Don’t be alarmed by a low-flying helicopter over Cape Cod in the next month or so. Starting Monday, a helicopter will drop oral rabies vaccine baits intended for raccoons and other wildlife over portions of Barnstable and Plymouth counties, the Cape Cod Times reports. The distribution of the vaccine baits to the north and west of the Cape Cod...

  • Waterford September 18, 2020 7:34 pm

    Feral Cat Tests Positive For Rabies in Waterford

    Health officials are issuing a warning after a feral cat in Waterford tested positive for rabies on Friday. The cat was found in the area of Spithead Road, according to the Ledge Light Health District. Officials are reminding people not to feed or approach wild or stray animals. Rabies is a potentially deadly disease that can affect animals and people…

  • Lyme September 4, 2020 6:38 pm

    Warning Issued After Rabid Bat Found in Lyme

    Health officials have issued a warning after a rabid bat was found in Lyme. The bat was found in the area of Hamburg Road and tested positive for rabies on Friday, according to Ledge Light Health District. Rabies can be spread by scratches from infected animals or when infected saliva comes in contact with open wounds, breaks in the skin,…

  • meriden May 21, 2020 8:06 pm

    Bat Tests Positive For Rabies in Meriden

    Meriden health officials are warning residents after a rabid bat was captured in the city. The bat was caught on Woodland Ridge and tested positive for rabies on Wednesday, according to the Meriden Department of Health & Human Services. A person who was exposed to the bat is now receiving preventative treatment. Health officials are urging residents to make sure…

  • Griswold January 10, 2020 3:17 pm

    Feral Cat Found in Griswold Was Rabid

    A feral cat in Griswold was rabid, according to the Uncas Health District, and they are urging people not to feed or approach wild animals. The feral cat was in the area of Route 201, Glasgo Road, and was found yesterday to be positive for rabies, according to the health district. Rabies is a deadly disease spread mostly by wild…

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