Fairfield Racoon Found With Rabies

On March 13, 2013 the Connecticut Department of Public Health Laboratory notified Fairfield Health Department that a raccoon collected in the Hill Farm Road area of Fairfield did test positive for rabies. The raccoon did come in contact with a household pet and that pet had an up-to-date rabies vaccination.  Because of this, the Fairfield Health Department is reminding residents to be alert for animals in local neighborhoods that appear to be suspicious.   Neighbors within a half mile of where the raccoon was collected have been notified via Code Red.  This area notified is more that 15 times the average range of a raccoon. It is important to remember that any mammal can get rabies, whether wild or domesticated. In…

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