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Raccoon tests positive for rabies in Poquoson

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Posted at 4:10 PM, Dec 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-02 16:10:06-05

POQUOSON, Va. – A raccoon has tested positive for rabies, the Peninsula Health District announced Friday.

The animal was found in the area of Emmaus Road and Yorktown Road.

If anyone has had exposure, a bite/scratch or contact with saliva by open wound or eyes, to wild animals in this area they are asked to call the Health Department at 757-594-7340.

Exposure also includes between your pet and a rabid animal.

Rabies is fatal but is also preventable.