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DEM And HEALTH Announce Death of Second Calf in Tiverton

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) have announced that a second calf housed in a pasture adjacent to Gray's Ice Cream in Tiverton has died.

DEM has obtained tissues from the animal for rabies testing, which will be conducted at the State Health Laboratory. Results from that testing are expected to be available tomorrow.

There is no change in the earlier guidance issued for Rhode Island residents who had physical contact with the black-and-white calf between July 5 and July 21. Those individuals should contact HEALTH at 222-2577.


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