Officials urge vaccinations after positive rabies test

Yates County Public Health officials remind the public to take steps to protect family and domestic animals from rabies in light of a recent positive rabies test from a racoon.

Yates County had its first animal in 2019 test positive for rabies last week. If you or your pet has contact with a wild animal there is a chance that the animal could spread the rabies virus. Animals most likely to carry rabies include raccoons, fox, bats, skunks, opossum, and feral cats.

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