Rabies Notification - 20191104006

 
Posted on Wednesday November 06, 2019
Contact: Officer Tim Aycock
                Public Information Officer
                [email protected]
                704.841.6754

 
November 6, 2019

On Monday, November 4, 2019, at approximately 1:28 p.m., Matthews Animal Control responded to the Four Mile Creek Greenway near E. John St in reference to a sick or injured raccoon.  The raccoon was located and removed by Animal Control to be tested for rabies.  The results of those tests indicated that the raccoon was positive for rabies.  There have been no reported human exposures.

If you or any of your pets have recently come into contact with a raccoon in the area of the Four Mile Creek Greenway, please contact the Mecklenburg County Health Department immediately at 704-614-6512 or 704-589-3242.

If an animal has been exposed to the rabies virus it may not show symptoms for 21-28 days.  For that reason, please remain vigilant for the next 30 days of any animals in this or the surrounding areas that may show symptoms of this virus. If you do see animals showing symptoms, please call your local Animal Control office immediately. 

For more information on how to prevent rabies exposure, as well as what to look for, please follow the link below.

https://www.mecknc.gov/HealthDepartment/CDControl/RabiesZoonosisControl/Pages/RabiesPrecautions.aspx

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