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Posted on: August 31, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Health Department confirms rabies case near Kecoughtan High School


Aug. 31, 2020 - The Hampton Health Department has confirmed a positive case of rabies involving a raccoon that was found by two family dogs on Smithman Circle near Kecoughtan High School. The incident occurred on August 26. The raccoon was euthanized and submitted to the state laboratory in Richmond for testing. Gary Hagy, environmental health manager, urges all residents to make sure that their pets have current rabies shots. He also advises residents to not feed wild animals or leave food outside for their pets that may attract wild animals. Finally, all contact with wild or stray animals should be avoided. If you are bitten or scratched by an animal, immediately wash the wound thoroughly and contact your physician or the Health Department for further advice. If you see a sickly animal, particularly a raccoon, call the Hampton Animal Response Team at 727-6111. For more information, call the Health Department at 727-2570.

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