This the first rabid raccoon found in Nassau County since November 2007.
From August of 2004 to November 2007, 67 rabid raccoons have been found in Nassau County
Rabid raccoons continue to be found in portions of New York City, including Brooklyn and Queens.
To prevent the spread of raccoon rabies in Nassau County, the Nassau County Department of Health partners with Cornell University and others in efforts to vaccinate raccoons (Oral Rabies Vaccination; ORV) against the rabies virus.
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