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RABIES ALERT (Kearneysville)
DO NOT TOUCH OR HANDLE WILDLIFE OR STRAY ANIMALS

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

The West Virginia Office of Laboratory Services has notified our office on July 23, 2019 of a positive test result for the rabies virus from a cat submitted by the Health Department from the Dalgo Lane area of Kearneysville. The cat was a gray and white domestic shorthair adult.

If you think you or someone else may have come into contact with this animal, please call the Jefferson County Health Department @ 304-728-8416 ext. 3037 or Jefferson County Animal Control @ 304-728-3289.

All citizens are also being reminded to make sure your animals are currently vaccinated against rabies and to avoid contact with wildlife or stray animals!