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Rabid Raccoon Discovered in Shenandoah County

26 June 2019 Shenandoah County News


The Lord Fairfax Health District is warning Shenandoah County residents of a rabies risk after an incident off of Cedar Creek Road.

On Friday, June 21, a raccoon was found in an altercation with two dogs near Little North Lane. It was caught and euthanized, and subsequent testing showed that it did have rabies. This is the second rabies discovery reported by the health district in Shenandoah county this month, and the sixth in the county since April. Lord Fairfax Health District Director Dr. Colin Greene said Tuesday (6/25/2019) that it should serve as a reminder that “any contact with a raccoon, fox, skunk or bat… could result in exposure to the animal’s saliva, [and] should be considered a potential rabies exposure.”

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