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Colleton County’s First Case of Rabies in an Animal: What You Need to Know

BySamantha Johnson

Mar 7, 2024
Two dogs in Colleton County exposed to rabid raccoon

This year, Colleton County has experienced its first case of rabies in an animal, with a raccoon found near Ashton Road and Sniders Highway in Islandton being confirmed as infected by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control on Tuesday. The two dogs in quarantine were exposed to the raccoon and are currently undergoing treatment.

Rabies Program Director Terri McCollister emphasized the importance of keeping pets up to date on their rabies vaccinations as a crucial measure to protect families from the deadly virus. Additionally, McCollister advised giving wild and stray animals plenty of space due to their potential to carry and transmit the disease to humans and pets.

Individuals who suspect they or their pets have had contact with the rabid raccoon or any other potentially infected animal are urged to contact DHEC’s Beaufort office at 843-525-7603 for further guidance and assistance. Copyright 2024 WCSC. All rights reserved.

By Samantha Johnson

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