LFHD reports rabies encounters

rabies risk in strasburg

The Lord Fairfax Health District (LFHD) reports two separate encounters with pets and wild animals with rabies.

The first occurred in the 2800 block of Middle Road Winchester with another in the McDonald Farm Road area in Linden.

The two encounters occurred in late May and early June.

The animals, a raccoon and fox, no longer pose a threat but both cases serve as reminders to not approach stray dogs wild animals or feral cats.

Especially if the animals are acting strangely or nocturnal animals are out in the day.

Saliva from any unfamiliar animal could pose a threat.

Any contact by a person or domestic animal needs to be reported immediately along  with immediate medical evaluation.

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