Health Officials Warn Residents, Pet Owners After 2 Raccoons Test Positive For Rabies In Camden County
Officials say this doesn’t mean there’s an outbreak – but they want people to be careful with their pets.
On Nov. 9, a Winslow Township resident reportedly found the raccoon in their front yard and notified animal control officers, who removed it.
The Camden County Health Department says that on Oct. 27th, the family dog of a Waterford Township household killed the raccoon in its yard.
“You have flies flying all around it, it’s decaying, it’s disgusting, it smells horrible,” said Cynthia Harris, who contacted KYW Newsradio about the problem.
This is reportedly the county’s ninth confirmed case of rabies and the third case within the last two weeks.
A raccoon removed from a Camden County residence has tested positive for rabies.
Officials in Radnor Township, Delaware County are cautioning residents of the Main Line community to be on the alert after a raccoon and fox have both tested positive for rabies over the past two weeks.
Authorities in a suburban Philadelphia township are asking for help locating a woman who may have come in contact with a rabid raccoon.
While there are no known human or animal exposures, the Camden County Health Department is urging residents to be aware.
Health officials made the announcement Friday and said no one was bitten by the animal.