Central Illinois Bull Tests Positive for Rabies

By Kurt Erickson and Paul Swiech, Pantagraph.com

For the first time in six years, state officials are reporting that a domesticated animal has tested positive for rabies, prompting health officials to remind people to vaccinate their pets and livestock.

According to the Illinois Department of Public Health and Illinois Department of Agriculture, a bull pastured in eastern Macon County developed signs of rabies on Jan. 24.

“The owner did not report any known exposure to odd acting wild animals, but reported many wild animals are sighted on his property,” noted an announcement issued Friday.

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