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Posted on: October 7, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Skunk Tests Positive for Rabies

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Goochland County Animal Control would like to notify the residents near Cedar Plains Road that a skunk has tested positive for the rabies virus. The skunk is deceased.

Goochland County Animal Control would like to notify the residents near Cedar Plains Road that a skunk has tested positive for the rabies virus. The skunk is deceased. 

 

Potential exposures to a rabid animal include bites, scratches, or contact with saliva by open wound or eyes, nose, and/or mouth. Exposures also include direct contact between your pet and the rabid animal. For more information on rabies, visit the Virginia Department of Health's website at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/animal-contact-human-health/rabies-control/. Here you will find information on how to control rabies and what to do if you've been bitten. 


Anyone having information regarding any exposure to this animal in the days leading up to October 7, 2022 should contact the Goochland Health Department at (804) 556-5843. After hours, please contact Goochland County Animal Control at (804) 556-5302.