Apr 27, 2024

Kansas veterinarian reports another case of rabies

Posted Apr 27, 2024 10:30 AM

RENO COUNTY—A veterinary service in Reno County is reporting another case of rabies.

On Friday afternoon, Ninnescah Veterinary Service LLC, 13408 S. Mohawk Road, Hutchinson, shared on social media they had just diagnosed a positive case of rabies in a farm cat.

A previous case in December resulted in a human being bitten. 

The clinic said it was a similar scenario to the December case, except with no humans in danger this time. 

"One of eighteen farm cats started attacking her kittens and acting strange," the clinic said. "Rabies is a fatal disease in both humans and animals. Please get your animals vaccinated for rabies."

The clinic said the two cases are unrelated.   

"We have rabies vaccination clinics once a week in a different town for the month of April all in an attempt to get as many animals vaccinated as possible," the clinic said. "Rabies vaccine has been proven to be very successful at preventing the disease."