Found a rabid possum in the yard!

Heads up! Found a rabid possum in the yard yesterday.

If you have been bitten, scratched or have had contact with the saliva of an animal that you believe is rabid, wash the wound immediately and call your doctor. If your doctor recommends treatment, call your county health agency immediately to determine where you should receive treatment. If there is any chance of exposure to a bat through an inapparent bite, for example, a bat had direct contact with someone, or was in a room with a sleeping individual, unattended child, or with someone with mental impairment, contact your county health agency immediately to discuss the situation.

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www.health.state.ny.us/diseases/communicable/zoonoses/rabies/contact.htm