Second Confirmed Rabid Raccoon In Oneida County
The mild winter weather has been a factor in many wild animals, such as raccoons being sighted out and about in residential areas. Now, a second case of a rabid raccoon has been confirmed in western Oneida County.
According to our sister station, WIBX:
“The Oneida County Health Department is reporting its second confirmed case of animal rabies this year.
Both cases involve the mid-Atlantic raccoon epizootic strain of rabies which is widespread throughout the County.
Officials are warning that this year’s mild temperatures and lack of snow are causing the disease to be more widespread. Folks are reminded to avoid contact with stray animals and to get their own pets vaccinated.
For more information, and to learn about rabies clinics in your area, please contact the Oneida County Health Department at (315) 798.5064 or log onto their website at www.ocgov.net/oneida/health”
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