Rabies warning issued for Wilmington Island

WILMINGTON ISLAND, Ga. (WSAV) — A warning has been issued for Wilmington Island after a raccoon tested positive for rabies.

The Coastal Health District says the raccoon was found in Wilmington Park and was tested upon coming into contact with a family dog.

Community members are encouraged to follow these steps from The Chatham County Health Department to protect themselves from rabies:

  • Avoid contact with animals you don’t know
  • Make sure your pets receive the proper immunizations
  • Do not handle, feed, or unintentionally attract wild animals

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