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Oneida County Health Department Confirms Two More Rabies Cases

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Oneida County (WIBX) – Two more animals have been confirmed by the Oneida County Health Department to have rabies, bringing the total to four cases this year.

According to the agency, earlier this week a group of children in the Town of Verona were attacked by a raccoon that was later shot and killed by a neighbor. One child who was exposed to the animal is receiving post-exposure treatment.

In another instance, a couple in Utica found a bat in their bathtub. They are also receiving post-exposure treatments.

Representatives for the Health Department urge residents not to allow a bat to escape if it may have had human exposure and to avoid contact with stray animals to avoid being bitten.

They also encourage all pets be vaccinated against the virus. The next rabies clinic will be held on May 8th, at the Clark Mills Firehouse from 5-7 p.m. The fee is $10.

For more information on rabies, visit the Oneida County Health Department’s site here.

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