More Rabid Raccoons Found In W.Va. County

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Lewisburg, W.Va. (AP) -- Two recent cases of rabies brings Greenbrier County's total for the year to 37.

Test results received Wednesday confirm rabies in a raccoon found in White Sulphur Springs and another found in the Greenbrier State Forest area at Harts Run.

Greenbrier County accounts for nearly 40 percent of West Virginia's rabies cases.

Health officials said most of this year's cases involved raccoons.

Rabies has also been found in four skunks, two bats, one beaver and a groundhog.

Health officials are reminding people to avoid contact with wild and unfamiliar domestic animals.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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