RABIES IN NASSAU COUNTY AND HOW YOU CAN HELP
The New York State Department of Health has confirmed the fourth case of rabies found in a raccoon in Nassau County this year. The animal was found in Syosset on October 31st . Since August of 2004, 67 rabid raccoons have been found in Nassau County.
Do not attempt to approach or capture any wild animal or strange acting dog or cat. If you have been bitten, scratched or had other contact with a wild animal or strange acting dog or cat, seek medical attention immediately from your physician or local hospital’s emergency department and then contact the Department of Health.
DEAD and STRANGE ACTING RACCOONS - The Nassau County Department of Health collects dead and strange acting raccoons to test them for the rabies virus. To report a dead or strange acting raccoon, please call the Department of Health.
Contact the Nassau County Department of Health:
Weekdays from 9:00 to 4:45 @ 516-227-9663.
Weekends, nights and holidays @ 516-742-6154
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