published Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Six being treated after exposure to rabid horse in Dalton, Ga.

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DALTON, GA. -- A horse located in a pasture immediately adjacent to the Dalton Municipal Airport in Whitfield County has been diagnosed with rabies by the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine.

A total of six local persons who had recent contact with the saliva or mucus of the horse are receiving post-exposure rabies treatments through area hospitals, according to Raymond King, Director of Environmental Health for the North Georgia Health District.

The horse started to show possible symptoms on June 9th and was examined by a number of persons and veterinarians that week before being taken to the University of Georgia Veterinary College for further examination and testing.

Read more at WRCB.

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