President of the Marstons Mills Historical Society and owner of a historic home on a pond in the center of the village, Galvin passed away Monday at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Monday, January 30, 2012
Five Things You Need to Know Today: Jan. 30
The National Weather Service predicts it will be sunny, with a high near 41. West wind between 14 and 17 mph. Word of the day - elixir: 1) a: a substance held to be capable of changing metals into gold b: a substance held to be capable of extending life c: cure-all d: a medicinal concoction 2) a sweetened usually alcoholic liquid The Marstons Mills man bitten by a bat died this weekend from rabies. Read about it here. There are five trash proposals on the line for the Town of Barnstable. See what they are. Centerville Civic Association's Annual Meeting is tonight. Details.
Friday, January 6, 2012
In light of a Cape man's rabies infection caused by a bat bite, the Barnstable Public Health Department has released a statement with action steps to prevent rabies.
Rabies is a rare, but lifethreatening disease still requires caution. This story contains information about contracting rabies, how to prevent animals from getting into your home and who to call should you encounter a suspicious animal. Rabies is a fatal disease that is spread when an animal with rabies bites or comes in very close contact with another animal or person. The rabies virus is carried in the saliva of infected animals. Rarely, infected animals can also spread rabies if their saliva gets into a scratch or other wound or the eyes, nose or mouth of another person or animal. If a person knows that he or she has been exposed to rabies, disease can be prevented in people by administering vaccine and antibodies promptly. There have …
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
The Mass. Department of Public Health today confirmed that an 60-year-old man was infected with rabies by a bat bite inside of his home.
Friday, December 30, 2011
Despite a Cape-wide program to help prevent rabies, a 60-year-old man has contracted the disease.
A Cape man is infected with rabies and in critical condition, state officials said today the Boston Globe reported. The Boston Herald reported the 60-year-old man will most likely die from the infection, which has a mortality rate close to 100 percent. According to the Herald article, the man is believed to be bitten by a bat in his home. However, officials have not drawn any conclusions about how the man was infected. Rabies on Cape Cod has been an issue resulting in a county-wide program that works with the Cape Cod Rabies Task Force. The task force, which works with all 15 towns on Cape, has reported positive cases for the raccoon strain of rabies in all towns, according to the county website. "Since 1994 the county has worked to help …