Coyote That Bit Orangeburg Woman Was Rabid

The coyote that bit a woman near 15 Greywood Drive in Orangeburg March 25 tested positive for rabies, police said.  

The woman called police when she was attacked by the coyote, which bit her in the leg. An Orangetown police officer found and shot the coyote in a nearby backyard. 

Read the full story here: Coyote Attacks Orangeburg Woman

According to the New York state Department of Health, treatment after rabies exposure consists of a dose of human rabies immune globulin (HRIG) administered as soon as possible after exposure, plus 4 doses of rabies vaccine given over two weeks.

If there is a wound, the full dose of HRIG should go into the wound, if possible. The first vaccine dose is given at the same time, with the remaining injections given on days 3, 7 and 14 following the initial injection.

People who have weakened immune systems may require a fifth dose of vaccine, as determined by their doctor.
Ken McQuade March 26, 2014 at 03:06 PM
Kinda figured that would be the case usually coyote wants no part of human contact. Unless cornered or protecting its den 99-100 will run the other way.
Robert Tompkins March 26, 2014 at 04:11 PM
There is a lecture tonight, Wednesday March 26th at 7 pm that is relevant to control of coyotes…… 10 Patriot Hills Drive, Stony Point, NY 10980…...Cornell Club of Rockland presents a lecture at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Education Center... Cost: $10 …….. "Homeowners and landowners often see significant damage to their trees, shrubs and property from browsing deer and other wildlife….. Join us for a presentation by Dr. Paul Curtis, Associate Professor in the Department of Natural Resources at Cornell University…. He will discuss the latest research in deer management and control of other nuisance wildlife such as woodchucks, rabbits and even the growing coyote population in suburban communities."
Jamie March 28, 2014 at 02:20 AM
Sorry this lady has to endure all this. Hope she does well.


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