BATH COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — A dog tested positive in Bath County, heath officials said Tuesday.
According to the Gateway District Health Department, said a dead dog tested positive for skunk-variant rabies.
The Owingsville-based department stressed the need vaccinate pets against the disease and warned that spring mating season increases the chances of encounters with wildlife.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say rabies in animals initially presents with symptoms that include lethargy, vomiting and fever but progresses to include muscle and nerve dysfunction, aggressive behavior and excessive salivation.
Anyone who encounters wild or domestic animals behaving oddly should alert local authorities.