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Last updated 7:41AM ET
March 1, 2021
Effort to Fight Rabies Starts Again
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - Alabama's annual campaign to combat the spread of rabies in raccoons gets underway today (Monday) in several counties. A fish meal bait laced with the rabies vaccine will be distributed in Bibb, Chilton, Jefferson, Perry, Shelby and Tuscaloosa counties.

In unpopulated areas, the packets will be dropped by low-flying aircraft and distributed by hand in more populated areas. The week-long project should end around March 23rd. The rabies vaccination program started in 2003.

Officials say the baits pose no threat to humans, but the baits should be handled with gloves or by using a plastic bag.

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