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Skunk tests positive for rabies in James City County

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Posted at 11:05 AM, Mar 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-04 11:12:05-05

James City County, Va. – A skunk that was found in the area of the 8500 block of Richmond Road has tested positive for rabies, according to the Peninsula Health District.

Anyone having information regarding any exposure to this animal (bite, scratch or contact with saliva by open wound or eyes, nose, mouth) is asked to contact the Health Department at (757) 603-4277.  Exposures also include direct contact between your pet and the rabid animal.  After hours, please contact the James City Animal Control at (757) 253-1800.