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Raccoon tests positive for rabies in Newport News neighborhood

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Posted at 10:13 PM, May 09, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-09 22:13:11-04

Newport News, Va. – A resident is being treated after coming into contact with a raccoon that tested positive for rabies in the Newmarket area of Newport News.

Officials say the resident was exposed in the area between Briarfield Road and Mercury Blvd.

The victim told authorities that the raccoon appeared sick and the animal was submitted for testing.

If you have been exposed, you are asked to call the Health Department at (757) 594-7340. After hours, please contact local Animal Control at (757) 595-7387.