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This is to advise that two more rabies cases have recently been confirmed in Hall County.
The first occurred when a dog had contact with a rabid raccoon in the area of Highway 52 in north Hall County. The second occurred in the Britt Gailey Road area of north Hall County and also involved contact between a dog and rabid raccoon.
The raccoons from both incidents were shipped to the Georgia Public Health Lab- Virology Section in Decatur. Hall County Animal Control was advised Tuesday that the raccoons tested positive for rabies. This brings the total number of confirmed rabies cases in Hall County in 2015 to 21.
Positive alert signs will be posted in the areas where the rabid raccoons were located. If you live in these areas or you see an animal acting abnormally, contact Hall County Animal Services at 770-531-6830 or call Hall County Dispatch at 770-536-8812 during non-working hours.
Animal owners are encouraged to vaccinate their domesticated pets for rabies. Vaccines are available at the Hall County Animal Shelter for $10 Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 1688 Barber Road, Gainesville.