Rabid raccoon found in Roanes area

Bill Nachman - Posted on Apr 10, 2013 - 02:18 PM

The Gloucester County Health Department reported its first positive rabies case for 2013 recently, environmental health supervisor M.B. Sheppard Jr. said.

According to Sheppard, his department received notification from Gloucester Animal Control on March 29 of a dead raccoon found in a yard in Roanes to which three dogs may have exposed.

The raccoon was sent for testing at the state lab, and his department was notified of the positive rabies case on April 2, Sheppard said.