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Rabid dog found at Lafayette apartment complex

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Posted: Jun 2, 2010 6:04 AM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Louisiana, Lafayette, health, apartment complex, residents, spotted, dog, rabies, Willowbrook Apartments

Louisiana health authorities are posting flyers in a Lafayette apartment complex to warn residents that a little spotted dog caught there had rabies.

Dr. Tina Stefanski, regional medical director for the Department of Health and Hospitals, said Tuesday that anyone who may have been bitten, licked or had other contact with the dog's saliva should call immediately.

Untreated rabies is almost always deadly - but a vaccine given after exposure can prevent the disease.

She says the dog wandered around the Willow Brook Apartments from May 13 to May 25, when animal control officers caught it.

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