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Posted on: May 11, 2018

Oral Rabies Vaccine Drop Scheduled


Press Release                                                 


Contact Randall M. Flint, RS, MPH                         

Health Commissioner

Phone 330-821-7373


For Immediate Release

May 4, 2018



Oral Rabies Vaccine (ORV) Drop Scheduled


Randall Flint, health commissioner reports that last year’s three positive cases of raccoon rabies in Stark County still signify an immediate potential threat of Raccoon Rabies Variant (RRV) spread into new areas of eastern and central Ohio.


As a result, the Wildlife Services of the United States Department of Agriculture will begin the Oral Rabies Vaccine (ORV) baiting in areas of Stark County from May 19th through May 24th.  The oral bait will be dropped from fixed-wing aircrafts and helicopters. The area to be baited within Stark County includes: line from Lake Township to Pike Township and across to the eastern border of Stark County.  Carroll and Columbiana counties are included in the bait drop area.  The City of Alliance baiting will be done by helicopter.


If you have any questions regarding the ORV bait drop please feel free to contact the Alliance City Health Department at 330-821-7373.


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