RABID ANIMAL CONFIRMED IN RURAL RETREAT

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The Wythe County Department of Health has issued the following statement to the public:
A skunk in the immediate area of Delp Avenue was recently tested and confirmed to have rabies.  This skunk could have had contact with people or other animals in the vicinity.  If you think that you or any of your pets have had contact with this animal please contact the Wythe County Health Department at 228-5507.

Rabies is a deadly viral disease:
Unvaccinated dogs, cats and ferrets with no known exposure to a potentially rabid animal should be vaccinated immediately.  State law requires pet owners to keep their pets current on rabies vaccinations for animals four months old or older.  Residents should not approach or touch wild animals and should report any abnormal behavior involving wild animals.

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