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Rabid raccoon found in Poquoson

Rabid raccoon found in Poquoson

A rabid raccoon was found in the 700 block of East Yorktown Road in Poquoson, according to a Wednesday release from the Peninsula Health District.

Rabies is fatal disease carried by mammals, and it has been present in Peninsula wildlife since the mid 1980s, the release states.

Anyone exposed to this animal -- including exposure to pets -- should contact the Health Department at Peninsula Health District-Newport News Environmental Health at 594-4340, according to the release.

Rabies prevention tips:

  • Vaccinate pets
  • Report exposure to animals -- including bites and scratches -- to a local doctor and the health department
  • Don't...
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