NEW INFO: Rabies Cases Found In Two Eastern Carolina Counties

Rabies cases has authorities in two counties in Eastern Carolina warning pet owners.

For Craven County it's their second case of rabies this year.

Animal Control says it got a call about a sick raccoon Friday in a man's yard on Old Cherry Point Road. Officers caught the animal and had it tested for rabies. Those tests came back positive Tuesday morning.

The raccoon was found not far from where authorities discovered a rabid fox in Taberna last month.

Meanwhile, a rabid fox was found in the Four Seasons Lane area of Duck last week.

Authorities in the Dare County town says no one was bitten by the fox.

Animal control urges all owners to make sure they have their pets current on their rabies shots.


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  • by Anonymous on Aug 14, 2009 at 08:38 AM
    really, anon? do you not understand the public health significance of identifying Rabies in local wildlife? It helps clarify the very real risk of a deadly infection in humans.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 11, 2009 at 01:49 PM
    If there was no exposure to the rabid animals, why did they spend tax payer money to have them tested?
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