Rabies reports from Florida and Connecticut

Florida  02/04/10  myfoxorlando.com:  The Volusia County Health Department has issued a rabies alert following three unprovoked attacks on humans by raccoons last month. This rabies alert is for 60 days.  The rabies alert area encompasses approximately 5 miles of the peninsula beachside, including unincorporated Wilbur-by-the-Sea from Dunlawton Avenue Bridge south to the southern limit of the Town of Ponce Inlet.  Over a 5 day period, the raccoon attacks took place near the Dunlawton Avenue Bridge and locations in Ponce Inlet and in Wilbur-by-the-Sea. The raccoon from the Wilbur-by-the-Sea attack was the only one captured and it tested positive for rabies.

Connecticut  02/04/10  theday.com:  Waterford – A skunk found in the Upper Bartlett Road area has tested positive for rabies, Ledge Light Health District announced today.

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