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Rabies; emergency provisions
Public Health (PBH) CHAPTER 45, ARTICLE 21, TITLE 4
§ 2142. Rabies; emergency provisions. Whenever the commissioner
confirms an outbreak of the disease rabies in terrestrial animals in any
county or the vicinity thereof, the commissioner shall declare a rabies
alert for that area and so certify to the county or local health
authorities or any local health district contained therein. It shall be
the duty of the health officials to immediately and annually thereafter
publish a notice of the existence of the disease, together with a
summary of the provisions of this title, in a newspaper generally
circulated within the county or local health district, or to post
notices in several conspicuous places, or both. Such certification shall
remain in force until such time as the commissioner confirms that the
outbreak is over.