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Alabama and Georgia Rabies Outbreak #51688

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 16, 1978
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(Studio) Report on rabies outbreak in Alabama and Georgia. (Video difficulty.)
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(Ashford, Alabama) 1968 film of raccoon hunting shown. Problems with rabies outbreak in Alabama and Georgia noted. Lab test indications that disease is spreading to hunting dogs and beyond reported [MAN - says dogs fight with raccoons, get infected and can infect humans. Mentions that rabies is fatal if not quickly and adequately treated.] Case cited, Kalon Corley. [Melissa SMITHERMAN - won't pet stray dog again.] Alabama health officials' conduct of rabies vaccination clinics in south part of state mentioned; bus. given to veterinarians like Dr. Brian Bain described. Some hunters' belief in legend that dogs won't hunt if inoculated against rabies cited; health officials' denial of this noted.
REPORTER: David Snell

Robinson, Max;
Snell, David

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