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Health District Searches for Final Puppy in Rabies Exposure Case

Wichita Falls, Texas - The Wichita Falls-Wichita County Public Health District gave thanks to area residents for helping the District find seven of the nine puppies that may have been exposed to rabies.

One puppy was reported on Tuesday to have been found and confirmed to have rabies.

However, one puppy has yet to be found. The puppies were advertised on Craigslist from Henrietta and were located at a home on FM 1197. Pictured is the mother of the puppies.

Anyone who has the puppy or knows who may have the puppy should contact the Health District immediately at (940) 761-7833. Also, anyone who handled any of the puppies should contact the District as soon as possible.

People are usually exposed to the rabies virus when an infected animal bites them, or if saliva from a rabid animal enters an open cut or mucous membrane (eyes, nose or mouth). If a human becomes infected, flu like symptoms will appear and progress into delirium, abnormal behavior, hallucinations, and insomnia. Once clinical signs of rabies appear, the disease is nearly always fatal. 

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