The Virginia Beach Department of Public Health has received notification of a laboratory confirmed rabid raccoon on April 29, 2014. This the fourth rabid animal this year. So far, there have been three (3) raccoons and one (1) stray cat confirmed this year. This raccoon was found on the 900 block of S. Oriole Drive, in the Salt Marsh Neighborhood. A pet dog was exposed to the raccoon as a result of an altercation with the animal. The pet dog was current on the rabies vaccination. A 45 day observation with a booster is recommended. No human exposure occurred.
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