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Rabid Raccoon Confirmed in Laurens County; One Pet Exposed

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) confirmed that a raccoon found near Crape Myrtle Road and Greenwood Road in Laurens, S.C., has tested positive for rabies. No people are known to have been exposed at this time. One dog was exposed and will be quarantined as required in…

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Laurens County resident, pet exposed to rabid fox

Laurens, South Carolina – The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has confirmed that a fox found near Fairview Road and Henderson Lane in Laurens has tested positive for rabies. One person was exposed and has been referred to their healthcare provider. A dog was also exposed and by law, must now be…

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DHEC reports June COVID-19 cases, deaths, primarily in unvaccinated

An analysis  by DHEC revealed the overwhelming number of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths in the first two weeks of June were among residents who were not fully vaccinated. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) discovered similar results when looking at provisional data for the entire month. From June 1-30:  5,344 cases…

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Potential wastewater facility raises concerns in Clinton

From the Wednesday, July 14 issue of The Advertiser Clinton, S.C. – Clinton residents in the area just north of the city limits are concerned about a company, H20 Blue, LLC,  which is seeking approval from DHEC for the construction of a “hauled waste receiving and evaporating facility” on Highway 56 N, according to an…

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County’s first 2021 rabies exposure north of Clinton

The Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) confirmed that a raccoon found near Highway 56 North in Clinton, SC between Countryside Circle and Springdale Drive has tested positive for rabies. One person was exposed and has been referred to their healthcare provider. Two weeks ago DHEC announced a rabid raccoon in Greenwood County, and…

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Greenwood County rabies report fourth Upstate case since February

March 26, 2021 Greenwood, S.C. – As the warmer spring weather promotes more time outside, South Carolina DHEC is warning South Carolinians to be especially cautious of wild animals which might be carrying the rabies virus. On Thursday DHEC received confirmation that a raccoon in Greenwood County had tested positive with rabies after it had exposed…

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