This year’s seventh, eighth cases of rabies reported in Davidson County

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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Davidson County has reported its seventh and eighth cases of rabies this year with a rabid skunk and rabid raccoon.

Officials said that on July 22, a rabid skunk in the Tyro community crawled onto a dog. Authorities said the dog had to be destroyed because it was not properly vaccinated.

On July 26, a rabid raccoon was found in the West Lexington area. Officials said an unvaccinated dog picked up the raccoon which had recently been shot.

That dog has been destroyed, according to authorities. There was no human exposure reported.

The Davidson County Health Department will be sponsoring a rabies clinic on Saturday, Sept. 13.

The clinic will be held at Tyro Middle School from 2-4 p.m. Dr. Greg Hedrick will be administering the vaccines. The cost is $5 per vaccination at the clinic.

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