Rabies is 99.9% fatal without immediate treatment. 20 August 1956 newspapers.com
DESPERATE SEARCH Where Is Little Boy Whom Mad Dog HOCKWALL, Tex.. (UP) - The Texas Department of Public Safety Safety appealed to state highway patrols all over the South and Southwest today to join in a search for a little boy marked for death from a mad dog's bite unless unless .he gets help soon. The little boy, four or five years old, was bitten by a stray dog last Tuesday at a grocery where IIP and his parents stopped for a cold drink. They apparently were tourists. The mother was upset, but the wound did not appear serious. So they continued east on U.S. highway highway 67. Thursday, the dog died and an analysis of the head showed he was rabid. Mayor Howard Dobbs made n a t i o n w i d e appeal through the news services. H' asked the parents, no one at store got their name or notice: what state the car was from, call him collect. Calls have come in from as away as Ohio and New York. a while Sunday, Dobbs believed he had found the boy. He got call from Paris, Tex., but it turned out to be a different case. A Dallas physician said the Incubation Incubation period for rabies varies But, unless the boy receives anti rabies shot soon, he almost sure ly will die.