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Skunk Tests Positive For Rabies In Camden County

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(Credit: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

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GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ (CBS) – A skunk removed from Voorhees Township has tested positive for rabies.

Officials say a Voorhees resident discovered her dog had been sprayed by a skunk on her property on Oct. 26. The animal had then died or was killed by the resident’s dog.

The skunk later tested positive for rabies.

The Camden County Health Department is recommending that the community take steps to protect themselves, their family and their pets from rabies by keeping their animal’s vaccinations up to date, watching their pets when they’re outside and staying away from wild animals, among other things.

To learn more about rabies, residents can the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services at 856-374-6370 or visit: www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvrd/rabies/.

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