News: Neillsville, Wis. - Rabies (1958)

 

Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon

E-mail: dolores@wiclarkcountyhistory.org 
 

Surnames: Schroeder, Bohac 
 

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) August 21,1958 
 

Rabies (1958) 
 

Three cases of rabies out of three laboratory examinations completed is the record for Arthur Schroeder, conservation warden for Clark County. 
 

The latest positive report came from the head of a skunk which had bitten a dog belonging to B. H. Bohac of the  Hatfield area; on a Merrillan route. The skunk was killed after it had attacked the Bohac dog August 16.  Mr. Schroeder received the report Monday. 
 

Observing that "three out of three is a high percentage," Mr. Schroeder said he had sent the fourth to the state laboratory for examination a day or two before the one which had attacked the Bohac dog.  This skunk, however, had not bitten anything, insofar as authorities knew, and the examination therefore was not labeled to be rushed. 
 

Mr. Schroeder expressed concern over what might happen here when hunting seasons open, and suggested that people owning dogs can avoid danger of rabies infection by having their dogs inoculated.  The inoculations retain effectiveness for about a year. 
 

"A dog and a skunk will tangle every time," he said.  

 

 


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