CDC launches multistate investigation after imported rescue dog tests positive for rabies variant twice eradicated in U.S. – The Washington Post

The dog, a 6-month-old mixed-breed puppy, was living with a household in Chester County, Pa., when they observed it began acting strangely. The pet dog was later on euthanized, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health. The rabies test, which can only be conducted by examining the brain after an animal is euthanized, showed the animal was positive with a canine rabies variation that is highly transmissible from pet dog to pet dog.

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