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This is a public health notification that the Jefferson County (WV) Health Department has issued a Rabies Alert for the Warm Springs Road area of Kearneysville.
 
The WV Office of Laboratory Services notified our office (JCHD) on June 5th, 2020 of a positive test result for the rabies virus from a GROUNDHOG submitted by us, from the above area.
 
Description: Groundhog exhibiting rabies symptoms
If you believe that you or someone else had contact with this animal, please call the Jefferson County Health Department at (304) 728-8416 ext. 3037
 
All Citizens are also being reminded to make sure your animals are currently vaccinated against rabies and to avoid contact with wildlife! Do not Feed or Approach Wildlife, including feral cats.