KDHE Helping Florida Find Child Possibly Exposed To Rabies

By: 13 News
By: 13 News

Topeka (WIBW) - A child who may need rabies treatment could be in Kansas.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is working with the Florida Department of Health to identify a child who was attacked by a coyote at a Florida campground in mid-November.

They believe the child may have a connection to the Wichita area.

The Florida Department of Health contacted KDHE after receiving information about the incident from a concerned citizen. There is limited information available, however the Florida Department of Health believes the child may not have received treatment yet.

“Rabies is completely preventable with a series of vaccinations and we want to make sure that this child receives the appropriate treatment,” said Dr. Ingrid Garrison, Kansas State Public Health Veterinarian. “It is important that the child see a health care provider and start the vaccinations as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact KDHE at 1-877-427-7317.


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