Mississippi State Dept. of Health Warns of Possible Hazards - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Jackson 08/29/08

Mississippi State Dept. of Health Warns of Possible Hazards

Wild Animals and Rabies

Avoid wild animals, which may become disoriented or aggressive after a flood or hurricane.  Although rabies has not been found in any land animal in Mississippi for more than 30 years, rabies has been identified in bats in Mississippi.

  • § Secure all food sources to prevent attracting wild animals and strays.
  • § Snakes also pose a risk. They may hide in places around your home after flooding.
  • § In case of animal bites or any type of contact with bats, you should wash the bite or any noticeable wound with soap and clean water, and seek medical attention.
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