August 17, 2012
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As the weather is more conducive to outdoor activity for humans and their pets, the Essex County Public Health Department wants to make sure all are protected against rabies.
A rabid raccoon was recently found in the town of Keene but not tested, which is the norm under Public Health Department policy.
From no positive reported cases in 2010 to 16 in 2012, the spread of the animal-borne disease has made its way into the Champlain Valley.
A rabid raccoon has been identified in the Hamlet of Upper Jay.
Members of the Essex County Public Health Department want people to protect themselves and their animals against the spread of a pair of diseases that have been found here.