Rabid raccoon found in Poquoson

POQUOSON, Va. (WAVY) — The Peninsula Health District says a rabid raccoon found in the area of Emmaus Road and Yorktown Road.

The health district is asking that residents in the area who may have been exposed to the animal to call them at 757-594-7340. After hours, call Newport News/Poquoson Animal Control at 757-595-7387.

The health district reminds residents to vaccinate pets, report exposures like bites and scratches to your doctor and local health department and don’t leave food or trash out in the open outside.