ROANOKE, Va. – The Virginia Department of Health is warning Roanoke residents after a rabid raccoon was found.
The raccoon tested positive for rabies in the Raleigh Court area near Arlington Road southwest.
Health leaders say a dog came into contact with the raccoon over the weekend. The dog was vaccinated, but will be monitored for 45 days.
Officials say to help prevent the spread of rabies:
- Vaccinate your pets.
- Avoid contact with wild animals and domestic animals you don't recognize.
- Report animals acting unusual.