INDIANAPOLIS—State health officials today announced the first human death from rabies in Indiana since 2006, and only the second human case overall since 1959. The victim was from Clark County and had not reported any exposures of concern. Rabies is a virus that attacks the brain and nervous system of humans and other mammals. It is transmitted by saliva by a bite from an infected animal. Testing at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates the source of the infection was a bat.
State and National News
WASHINGTON – Seeking to make it easier for Indiana’s 180,000 home-based small businesses to take advantage of an important tax deduction, Senator Evan Bayh has proposed legislation to simplify the federal home office tax deduction and provide small businesses additional help to succeed.
Evaluation Guide, Flu Myths and Facts, Flu Essentials, flyers among new resources
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has unveiled several new resources on the federal government’s one-stop resource for flu information — www.flu.gov. The website now features a new H1N1 Flu Self-Evaluation guide for adults 18 and older along with a new Flu Myths and Facts section, which provides the public with the latest and most accurate information about the flu.
Bald Eagle C52, which appeared in Department of Natural Resources shows at the State Fair for the past eight years and with the DNR’s Patoka Lake Interpretive Services for the past 20-1/2 years, died October 6 while undergoing surgery.
Essay contest among festivities; winner will read entry at Statehouse ceremony
STATEHOUSE (Oct. 5, 2009) – State Sen. Gary Dillon (R-Columbia City) invites area fourth graders along with their principals, teachers and parents to a special birthday party at the Statehouse – one in which the honored guest will be 193 years old.