published Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Four people exposed to rabid llama in GA

BLUE RIDGE, GA (WRCB) -- After biting and spitting at people, a llama in Morganton, Georgia has tested positive for rabies.

Four people have been in contact with the llama. The Fannin County Environmental Health officials recommend all four immediately seek medical advice from their healthcare provider and consult with the Georgia Poison Control Center to determine the extent of their exposure.

Shannon Bradburn, an Environmental Health Specialist, was contacted by the Ocoee Animal Hospital in Blue Ridge on January 4 stating that a llama specimen had confirmed positive for the rabies virus.


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