A second child may have had contact with a rabid pit bull in Houston County. That's according to Carla Coley with the North Central Health District.
13WMAZ reported Wednesday that a brown and white dog was found on Shamrock Circle off Dunbar Road in Byron. That's a Houston County address.
It tested positive for rabies after biting a child in the face. The dog was euthanized.
Coley said Thursday, another child pet that same dog but was not bitten. The child did not come in contact with the dog's saliva, which is normally how the disease is transmitted.
The Health Department advised the parent's of the child to get advice from a doctor about whether the child needs treatment.
With rabies you don't want to take chances, Coley said.
She said, "Rabies is considered 100-percent fatal. There are a few cases where a person has survived, but once a person contracts rabies its nearly 100-percent fatal."