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11 treated for rabies in Canton
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CANTON - The North Georgia Health District says six children and five adults are undergoing rabies treatments after being exposed to an unvaccinated rabid dog in Cherokee County.

Cherokee County Environmental Health Manager Curtis Barnhart says all 11 people had recently come in contact with a family dog. The dog died June 24 and tested positive for rabies.

Barnhart says the group then began treatment, which includes one shot of rabies immune globulin and four shots of rabies vaccine over a two-week period.

Barnhart says the people at risk were the five family members living in the home and visitors from Cherokee, Pickens and Houston counties.