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Public Health Alert: Rabies Incident
In the area of: UPPER CREEK ROAD
RACCOON Tested Positive for Rabies
A Raccoon tested positive for rabies on 03/06/2023.
Description: Adult Raccoon
Area residents who may have had contact with this Raccoon any time between 2/16/2023 to 03/2/2023 - should notify their Primary Care Physician immediately or the Hunterdon Medical Center Emergency Room to discuss concerns, re: possible exposure and the need for post exposure prophylaxis treatment.
It is important to remember not to pick up stray animals at any time. Saliva from infected animals should be considered infectious.
All owners of cats, dogs and livestock should have the vaccination against rabies through their veterinarian or through municipal rabies clinics. For a listing of upcoming free rabies clinics, visit the Hunterdon County Department of Health Info Line website - http://www.co.hunterdon.nj.us/health/rabiesclinics.html
For more information, call 908-788-1351. After hours and on weekends, call 908-788-1202. To reach the Delaware Township Animal Control Officer, Animal Control Solutions, call (908) 722-1271.
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