Health Officials: 6 confirmed cases of rabies in the Texas Panhandle
AMARILLO, Texas (KVII) —
Health officials have confirmed there have been six cases of rabies across the Texas Panhandle.
The Texas Department of State Health Services have confirmed rabies cases in Collingsworth, Donley, Randall, Potter, Gray and Wheeler counties.
In Collingsworth County, one cat was found to have rabies. A skunk in Donley County was confirmed to have rabies and in Wheeler County, a dog was found to have rabies.
In Randall, Potter and Gray counties, there has been one bat in each county confirmed to have rabies.
The TDSHS said the rabid bats in Canyon and Amarillo did not cause any exposures. But due to the case of the dog with rabies in Wheeler County, three people are being treated and more tracing is being done to try to locate the rest of the litter and breeding animals.