Two More Confirmed Rabies Cases In Oneida County
We’ve reported a few confirmed cases of rabies in the past few months, mostly rabid raccoons. Now, there are two more confirmed cases.
According to our sister station, WIBX:
“Two more animals have been confirmed by the Oneida County Health Department to have rabies, bringing the total to four cases this year.
According to the agency, earlier this week a group of children in the Town of Verona were attacked by a raccoon that was later shot and killed by a neighbor. One child who was exposed to the animal is receiving post-exposure treatment.
In another instance, a couple in Utica found a bat in their bathtub. They are also receiving post-exposure treatments.
Representatives for the Health Department urge residents not to allow a bat to escape if it may have had human exposure and to avoid contact with stray animals to avoid being bitten.”
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