Public health dept. warns about rabies dangers

— Essex County Public Health Department reminds all residents to avoid contact with stray or wild animals and unknown cats and dogs. Always notify your doctor or Essex County Public Health Department at 873-3500 if you are bitten by a pet or wild animal. Call the Essex County Public Health Department at 873-3500 to report a contact or if you have any questions.

It is essential for pet owners to make sure their pets are up to date with their rabies vaccinations. Visit www.co.essex.ny/PublicHealth for more information on rabies and a rabies clinic schedule.

If you have questions about ORV baits or the National Rabies Management Program, please call Wildlife Services at 1-866-4-USDA-WS (1-866-487-3297). You can find more information about this program by visiting www.aphis.usda.gov/ws/rabies.

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