Government aircraft to drop rabies vaccinations over DeKalb
September 16, 2016
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Government aircraft to drop rabies vaccinations over DeKalb

PHOTO: Zone of Northeast Alabama where vaccinations will be dropped.

By Staff Reports

FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Beginning sometime in early to mid October, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will be dropping rabies vaccinations from aircraft over all of DeKalb County.

Yes, you read that correctly.

According to a release from the USDA, it will be to help stop the further spread of rabies among wildlife such as raccoons, foxes, and coyotes.

The information was released through the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff Jimmy Harris says that, “This is a program that the Department of Agriculture does every so often. We have not had any reports of any wild animals with rabies in our County.”

The vaccinations will also be dropped over parts of Cherokee, Etowah, and Marshall Counties.

Here is the original release from the USDA:

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  1. Laura
    Laura September 16, 13:36
    Why are you reporting this like a scare story? Trying to stir people up for no reason.

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