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VDH warns of possibility of rabies exposure in Grayson County

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The health department is warning anyone in the Grayson County area about possible exposure to rabies after two dogs killed a rabid raccoon during a fight.

Officials said the incident happened on June 8 in the 500 block of Edmonds Road.

If you or your pets have come in contact with a suspicious raccoon or other mammals, you’re asked to contact the Galax City Health Department at 276-236-6127.

To lower your risk of exposure, avoid contact wit unvaccinated cats and dogs or wild mammals.

Officials warn that rabies is fatal once symptoms appear.

You can see the full release below:

Grayson County residents - please see and share this important notice about a rabid raccoon in the area.

Posted by Mount Rogers Health District on Thursday, June 10, 2021

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