A rabid cow had contact with a human in the Clermont area, according to Hall County officials Thursday.
The incident happened in the 6700 block of Kenimer Road.
The cow was taken to the Georgia Public Health Lab -Virology Section in Decatur where testing confirmed the disease. This is the ninth confirmed case of rabies in the county for 2021.
Positive alert signs have been posted in the area. Anyone who sees an animal acting abnormally in the area should contact Hall County Animal Services at 770-531-6830 or during non-working hours, call Hall County Dispatch at 770-536-8812.
Pet owners are also encouraged to get their pets vaccinated against rabies. The Hall County Animal Shelter officers vaccines by appointment Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Schedule an appointment by calling 678-450-1587.
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