Georgia Poison Center JOB BOARD

Written on April 20, 2012 at 3:50 pm, by

The Georgia Poison Center is currently accepting applications for the position of SPECIALIST IN POISON INFORMATION  (see below).  If you are interested in this applying for this opportunity at the Grady Health System, submit a current CV along with a letter of intent to the following address: Stephanie Hon, PharmD, DABAT Assistant Director, Georgia PoisonContinue Reading

Rabies and Animal Safety

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Tips to Prevent Pet Poisoning: The Georgia Poison Center (GPC) is the official statewide resource for the provision of protocol-driven treatment and prevention advice for animal bites and rabies exposures. This service is provided in association with the Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Public Health, Epidemiology and Prevention Branch. The staff at theContinue Reading

Q: How can I help protect myself and my family from rabies?

Written on December 29, 2011 at 5:53 am, by

Make sure your pets get their rabies shots regularly Do not leave your pets unattended outdoors. Do not leave garbage or pet food outside. Food left out may attract wild or stray animals. Stay away from wild, sick, hurt, or dead animals. Do not pick up or move sick or hurt animals. If you findContinue Reading

Q: How can I protect my pet from rabies?

Written on December 29, 2011 at 5:52 am, by

A: Keep your pet’s rabies shots up-to-date. According to Georgia law, dogs, cats, and ferrets must get rabies shot when they are 3-4 months old and every year after that. Call your veterinarian for more details on rabies shots for your pet. Keep your pet in the house, a fenced yard, or on a leashContinue Reading

Q: Can my pet get rabies?

Written on December 29, 2011 at 5:48 am, by

A: If your pet has not had its rabies shots, it could get rabies. This is why keeping your pet’s rabies shots up-to-date is important.

Q: Can I get rabies?

Written on December 29, 2011 at 5:47 am, by

A: You could get rabies if a rabid animal bites or scratches you or if its saliva or brain tissue gets in your mouth, your eye, or an open cut. Rabies can be prevented in humans if medical treatment is started soon after contact with the rabies virus. If left untreated, rabies is always deadly.

Q: What animals can get rabies?

Written on December 29, 2011 at 5:46 am, by

A: Rabies is carried mainly by wild animals like raccoons, skunks, foxes, and bats. Humans, dogs, and cats can also get rabies. Squirrels, hamsters, guinea pigs, gerbils, chipmunks, rats, mice, and rabbits usually do not get rabies.

Q: How is rabies spread?

Written on December 29, 2011 at 5:43 am, by

A: Rabies can be spread from animal to animal, or animal to human. Rabies is spread when the saliva or brain tissue of an infected (rabid) animal gets in the mouth, the eyes, or an open cut. Rabies is most often spread to animals and humans through a bite from an infected animal.

Q: What is rabies?

Written on December 29, 2011 at 5:42 am, by

A: Rabies is a deadly disease caused by a virus. The rabies virus is found in the saliva and brain tissue of infected (rabid) animals. The rabies virus does not live in the blood of animals.