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Posted on: July 1, 2011

[ARCHIVED] Department of Health Confirms Rabid Raccoon Removed From Green Hill Park

A raccoon collected by animal control earlier this week at Green Hill Park was confirmed today to be rabid. There are no reported incidents of direct human contact at this time. This is the seventh confirmed rabid animal in Roanoke County this year. The Virginia Department of Health and Roanoke County Animal Control ask that anyone who knows of suspected contact between this raccoon and any person or domestic animal report that contact immediately. Call VDH at 540-204-9775 or Roanoke County Animal Control at 540-562-3265. Please direct all media inquiries about this news release to Robert Parker, public information officer at VDH by calling 540-381-7100, ext. 151.

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