Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Euthanized Spokane Monkey Did Not Have Rabies

Tests on a euthanized monkey that had bitten three people after escaping from his owner's home show the small macaque did not have rabies.

The Spokane Regional Health District said today that the tests were performed on the head of Chico at the Washington State Public Health Laboratories in Shoreline.

The health district says that means the three people bitten by the monkey will not have to undergo a preventive series of rabies vaccinations.

Story here.

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