Hall County marked its 40th case of rabies last Friday, but the epidemic shows no sign of slowing down.
On Monday, officials confirmed the 41st case.
According to Hall County Animal Control, on Thursday a skunk came into contact with two dogs near Claude Parks Road in North Hall. The skunk’s remains were shipped Friday to the Georgia Public Health Lab in Decatur, which verified Monday that the skunk was infected with the rabies virus.
The majority of rabies cases this year have been in North Hall. Anyone who observes a wild animal behaving strangely, especially in North Hall, should contact Animal Control at 770-531-6830.