Beware: Rabid Raccoons in Central Park
by Avi - December 8, 2009 at 3:19 pm -
The New York City Department of Health says two rabid raccoons were discovered in Central Park in the past week, and a total of three in the past few months, raising concerns for pets, humans and other animals. The city is increasing surveillance of animals in the park, and warning people to beware of wild animals and to vaccinate their pets against rabies.
In the past seven years, only five animals with rabies have been found in Manhattan, but four of those animals were found this year. No human has gotten rabies in New York since 1953, according to the city. Photo by simonella_virus via flickr)