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This is a public health notification that the Jefferson County (WV) Health Department has issued a Rabies Alert for the South Childs Road area of Kearneysville.

The WV Office of Laboratory Services notified our office (JCHD) on July 14th, 2020 of a “POSITIVE” test result for the rabies virus from a – RACCOON – submitted by us, from the above area.

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.