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August 27, 2021 7:09 PM

RABIES ALERT (with Updates)

This is a public rabies alert for the areas of Slocum Way and Tom Hunter Road. Rabies has been detected in a skunk found in this area on August 24, 2021. Please be aware that rabies activity can also occur outside of the alert area.
Please maintain awareness and avoid contact with wildlife, including raccoons and skunks. Please report wildlife appearing sick or exhibiting unusual behavior to the FLPD at 201-592-3700 or to Bergen County Animal Control at 201- 229-4616.
An animal with rabies could infect domestic animals that have not been vaccinated against rabies. It is important to ensure domestic animals are vaccinated against rabies.
Residents and visitors are advised to take precautions, including:
• Immediately seek medical attention if bitten or scratched by a wild animal and notify the FLPD.
• Keep rabies vaccinations up-to-date for pets.
• Follow leash laws and prevent pets from running at-large.
• If your pet has an encounter with a wild animal, seek veterinary assistance immediately.
• Do not handle, feed, or unintentionally attract wild animals with outdoor food sources such as uncovered
trash or litter.
Rabies is a disease of the nervous system. If left untreated, rabies is fatal in humans and animals. The only treatment for human exposure to rabies is rabies specific immune globulin and rabies immunization. Appropriate treatment started soon after the exposure will protect an exposed person from the disease.
For further information on rabies, please visit https://nj.gov/health/cd/topics/rabies.shtml.

Rabies Alert Update 2021
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