Skunk tests positive for rabies in Ava

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AVA — A skunk has tested positive for rabies in the Town of Ava, according to the Oneida County Health Department.

The skunk was sent to the New York State Department of Health Wadsworth Center for testing, as part of routine USDA Wildlife Services rabies monitoring.  

The positive results were reported Tuesday, Oct. 19, and there were no exposures to the skunk.         

“If you see an animal, wild or stray, with these signs, do not approach it and stay away. If any animal is acting strangely, call your local animal control officer for help,” a release from the county notes.

“For the safety of pets and the convenience of county residents, the Oneida County Health Department offers Rabies Vaccination Clinics throughout the year in various community locations.”    

For more information on Rabies Prevention, contact the Oneida County Health Department at 315-798-5064 or visit online: https://www.ocgov.net//oneida/envhealth/MosquitoesTicksRabies.

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