Health Department Alert – RABID RACCOON IN TOWN OF CHESTERTOWN

November 6, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RABID RACCOON IN TOWN OF CHESTERTOWN

On November 5, 2015 the Kent County Health Department responded to a complaint of a potentially rabid raccoon at 403 Cannon Street Chestertown, MD 21620.  Upon entering a fenced in area on the property, representatives of Kent County Health Department were confronted with an aggressive raccoon. Due to the animal’s behavior and close proximity to a heavily populated area, it was determined that the raccoon should be put down and tested for rabies.  Results of the testing have revealed that the raccoon was positive for rabies.  If you feel that you or your pets may have had contact with this raccoon in the past ten days, please contact the Kent County Office of Environmental Health at 410-778-1361.

The Kent County Health Department would like to remind you that rabies is preventable.  Please vaccinate your pets and do not attempt to approach, handle, or feed wild or stray animals.  If you have questions about the current vaccination status of your pets, please contact your veterinarian.

CONTACT: Kent County Office of Environmental Health
Voice:   410-778-1361
Fax:        410-778-7017

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