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RABIES ALERT: RABID ANIMALS IN FIVE COMMUNITIES
Release Date: September 16, 2011

                      
                       RABIES ALERT: RABID ANIMALS IN FIVE COMMUNITIES

 

The Westchester County Department of Health is issuing a rabies alert to residents who may have had contact with a rabid skunk in Mamaroneck, Ossining, Scarsdale, or Katonah or a rabid raccoon in Yorktown.
                   Four animals were killed after behaving aggressively and one that was killed was obviously sick; and four pets that had contact with a rabid animal are receiving rabies booster shots. No individuals had direct contact with any of the rabid animals and these animals are no longer a threat.  The health department used robo-calls to notify residents who live within a quarter-mile of the location where each of the animals was found.  
                 “The good news is that no one that we know of was bitten or scratched by any of these rabid animals,” said Westchester County Acting Commissioner of Health, Dr. Cheryl Archbald.

 

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