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2nd Case Of Rabies In Guilford County Confirmed

A resident found a skunk with rabies in Brown Summit.

GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Guilford county health officials confirm there's been another case of animal Rabies in the county.

A resident found a skunk along Friendship Church Road in Brown Summit. The animal tested positive for rabies Thursday.

This is the second case of animal rabies in the county this year.

According to the department, keep these things in mind to avoid rabies:

• Avoid direct contact with wildlife, dead or alive. Do not approach, try to play with or rescue any wildlife. Never touch any wildlife with your bare hands. If you find a sick or injured animal, call Animal Control at 336-641-5990. Do not try to rescue or treat the animal yourself.

• Avoid any animals that are acting weird. Wild animals are not usually friendly, so be very careful if they approach you.

• Do not try to separate fighting animals.

• Feed your pets indoors. Leaving food outside will attract dogs, cats, and other wildlife and bring them into your yard.

• Report all stray animals to Animal Control at 336-641-5990 in Greensboro and 336-883-3224 in High Point. They may carry rabies.

• If a person is bitten by an animal (domestic or stray), they should wash the area immediately with soap and water, seek medical attention and report the bite to local Animal Control Officers.

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