UPDATE: Second Bat Tests Positive for Rabies in Wicomico County

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Update 7/26: A second bat has tested positive for rabies in Salisbury, according to the Wicomico County Health Department. The bat from the area of Adams Avenue tested positive the disease yesterday, July 25th. Original Post from July 21st. A bat has tested positive for rabies near the 500 block of West Isabella Street in…

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Kitten Tests Positive for Rabies in Worcester County

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The Worcester County Health Department has confirmed that a kitten tested positive for rabies last week. While all potential contacts to the rabid kitten have been identified, this case serves as a reminder to those who live in Worcester County of the importance of rabies awareness and proper pet vaccination. Rabies is an ongoing issue…

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First Reported Rabies Case of 2023 in Delaware

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The Delaware Division of Public Health is informing the public about its first reported rabies case of 2023. DPH received a report last week of a human and their pet dog who had been exposed to a potentially rabid groundhog in a residential neighborhood in the Wilmington area. The groundhog was tested for rabies and…

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Raccoon in Salisbury Tests Positive for Rabies

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A raccoon in Salisbury has tested positive for rabies.According to the Wicomico County health Department, the rabid raccoon was in the area of Montrose Drive and Johnson Road.Residents and visitors in the area are advised to be aware of their surroundings and to avoid any contact with wild or stray animals. Rabies is fatal if…

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Rabies Found In Fox In Frankford

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A fox in the Frankford area has tested positive for rabies.According to the Delaware Division of Public Health, it is not aware of any known contact between the rabid fox and humans, but there were reports of the fox attacking stray cats.Residents and visitors to the areas of Burbage and Jones Roads, and Burbage Road…

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Rabid Raccoon Found In Georgetown Area

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A raccoon in the Georgetown area has tested positive for rabies. Delaware Public Health said Friday that two dogs may also have been exposed to the virus. Residents and people who have spent time in the vicinity of West Robbins Road and South Old State Road are advised to take precautions, minimize contact with wildlife…

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Rabid Skunk Discovered In Greenwood

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Delaware Public Health has determined that a skunk that attacked a feral cat in Greenwood tested positive for rabies.The cat got away but was later discovered dead. DPH officials said Delawareans should be very cautious around unknown wild animals, including feral cats and strays.Wild and stray animals should not be approached, touched or fed. According…

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Deer In Rehoboth Area Tests Positive For Rabies

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(Delaware Health officials issued the following rabies alert Friday) The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is advising Rehoboth Beach residents who live or spend time in the vicinity of Kings Creek Circle and Road 273 of a positive case of rabies in a white-tailed deer in the area. The deer was showing signs of…

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Biting Fox In Greenwood Tests Positive For Rabies

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A fox in the Greenwood area has tested positive for rabies. According to Delaware Public Health, a fox that bit a person last Friday has tested positive and the person has begun treatment for rabies exposure. Health officials are advising residents in the area of Route 16 between Judy Road and Century Farm Road, and…

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Rabies Concern In Kent Co.

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Delaware Public Health is alerting visitors and residents in the area of Route 1 and Route 42 in Kent County about a suspected rabies concern. A fox recently bit a person, but a rabies test on the fox produced indeterminate results. Out of an abundance of caution, DPH said the fox is assumed to be…

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Racoon Tests Positive For Rabies In Wicomico Co.

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A raccoon in Wicomico County has tested positive for rabies. According to the Wicomico County Health Department, the raccoon was located in the area of Wallerton Road in Mardela Springs, and tested positive Thursday. People in the area are advised to avoid contact with wild or stray animals and should be aware of their surroundings.…

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Raccoon On Eastern Shore Tests Positive For Rabies

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A raccoon tests positive for rabies in Somerset County. The health department says the raccoon came into contact with a person in Westover, and positive test results were received Wednesday. Citizens are advised to follow vaccination requirements for pets and livestock, and to report any wildlife that is acting strangely or appears to be sick.…

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Feral kitten tests positive for rabies in Ocean View

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Delaware public health officials are warning of a feral kitten that tested positive for rabies in Ocean View. Delaware’s Division of Public Health (DPH) is advising Ocean View residents who reside in the Plantation Park community of a positive case of rabies in a feral kitten that came into contact with a human. The individual…

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8th Animal in Worcester County Positive for Rabies

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An eighth rabid animal has been found in Worcester County. County Health officials remind pet owners to be aware and be sure their pets have the proper vaccinations. Officials say a groundhog found on Manklin Creek Road in the Ocean Pines area on July 3 has tested positive for rabies. So far in Worcester County…

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Wicomico Co. Health Department Warns of Possible Rabies Exposure

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The Wicomico County Health Department says on Monday, April 15 a raccoon tested positive for rabies in the area of Pemberton Drive near Pemberton Park in Salisbury. The Health Department says they are advising residents to be aware of their surroundings and to avoid contact with all wild or stray animals. Officials say that rabies…

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Rabid Fox Found in Dagsboro Area

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If you live in the area between Colonial Estates Avenue and Thorogoods Road in Dagsboro – a rabid fox came in contact with a human this week.  Delaware Public Health officials say the fox was killed – and was confirmed with rabies on Monday.  The fox bit the person in the heel of their shoe,…

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Dog & Racoon in Salisbury Tests Positive for Rabies

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A dog located on East Isabella Street in Salisbury has tested positive for rabies.  The dog was showing neurological symptoms and was sent to the Maryland State Laboratory for testing.  The dog was not vaccinated and had come into contact with and killed a raccoon.  Wicomico County Health officials say there is no known domestic…

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