(03/31/2008)
A rabies outbreak has caused Agriculture Commissioner Gus R. Douglass to quarantine a Hampshire County cattle farm.

State Veterinarian Joe Starcher, a Calhoun native, says three animals recently died on the farm but the first one was not tested for rabies.

Two cows have tested positive for rabies.

Six people are undergoing rabies treatments, just as a precaution.

None of the 85 animals left in the herd will be allowed off the farm until further evaluation.

Rabies is an infectious virus that attacks the nervous system and is generally fatal unless treated.


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