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Raccoon Tests Positive for Rabies in Wicomico County

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SALISBURY, Md.- A raccoon tested positive or rabies in the Pemberton Drive area of Salisbury on Monday.

The Wicomico County Health Department is asking everyone in the area to be aware of their surroundings and to avoid any contact with all wild or stray animals.

The Health Department says to keep your pets confined, tell children to leave unfamiliar animals alone, avoid feeding or watering pets outside, and to secure any outside garbage lids.

Maryland law requires all dogs, cats, and ferrets that are 4 months of age or older to have a current rabies vaccination. If left untreated, the Health Department warns that it could be deadly.

The Wicomico County Health Department will be hosting a rabies vaccination clinic for cats and dogs on April 23, 2019 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Salisbury Moose Lodge. The vaccination cost is $10 per animal, cash only.

To report human or animal contact, such as bites or scratches, call the Wicomico County Health Department at (410) 546-4446. For more information on rabies or rabies vaccination clinics, visit their website at www.wicomichealth.org.

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