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08/24/2016: Rabies Vaccine Airdrop Efforts to Begin Mid-August

Rabies Vaccine Airdrop Press Release

In collaboration with the Cornell University Animal Health Diagnostic Center, the New YorkState Department of Health and the USDA/APHIS Wildlife Services, the Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is participating in a wildlife baiting rabies vaccination initiative.

Beginning on approximately Thursday August 18, 2016, rabies vaccine baits will be distributed over rural areas by five fixed-wing aircraft and in suburban and open areas of the City of Buffalo by two helicopters.  Based on weather conditions, it will take approximately 3 days to complete this phase of the program.  In addition, the ECDOH Division of Environmental Health staff from the Rabies, Disease and Vector Control Program will distribute baits via vehicles and on foot, beginning around August 22, 2016. The geographic area to be covered is shown on the attached map.

Rabies Vaccine Airdrop Press Release