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Raccoon tests positive for rabies in Newport News neighborhood

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Posted at 4:51 PM, May 31, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-31 16:51:12-04

Newport News, Va. – The Department of Public Health on the Peninsula is warning residents about a rabid raccoon that was found in the Crafford Road area in Newport News.

The positive raccoon was found in the mouth of a dog and was sent to the lab in Richmond where it was found to have the rabies virus.

If you’ve had any exposure to the animal, please call the Health Department at 757-594-7340.