Raccoon tests positive for rabies in Newport News

Posted at 11:48 AM, Dec 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-30 12:02:36-05

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – The Peninsula Health District is warning residents about a raccoon found in Newport News that has tested positive for the rabies virus.

The raccoon was in the area of Normandy Lane, between Harbor Watch Place and Burcher Road.

Anyone with information about 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 Peninsula Health District – Newport News Environmental Health at 757-594-7340.

Exposure also includes between your pet and a rabid animal.