Raccoon Tests Positive for Rabies in Willards

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A raccoon has tested positive for rabies in the area of Bethel Road and New Hope Road in Willards, MD. The Wicomico County Health Department is advising all residents to be aware of their surroundings and avoid contact with all wild or stray animals.  Additional Information from the Wicomico County Health Department: Rabies is a preventable viral…

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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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Tyaskin Beach in Wicomico County Reopened

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Tyaskin Beach has reopened after a retest of bacteria levels. The tests from Thursday have all come back normal. The beach was closed Thursday due to elevated bacteria levels. Wicomico County Health officials say children, the elderly, pregnant women and anyone with a weakened immune system are most likely to become ill from swimming in…

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Air Quality Alert Issued Across MD Eastern Shore

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The Maryland Department of Environment has issued an Air Quality alert across Maryland Eastern Shore. An air quality alert means that Fine Particulates concentrations within the region may approach or exceed unhealthy standards. Additional Details from the Wicomico County Health Department:People with heart or lung disease, older adults, children and teens – take any of…

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Raccoon Positive for Rabies found on Jersey Road in Wicomico County

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Wicomico County Health Department is advising residents in the area of Jersey Road between Adkins and Waller Roads to be aware of their surroundings – and avoid contact with wild or stray animals. A raccoon found in that area tested positive for rabies on Tuesday. Additional information from Wicomico County Health Department – Rabies is…

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Rabid Bat Discovered in Wicomico Co.

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A bat in the area of Dagsboro Road in Delmar, Maryland has tested positive for rabies. The Wicomico County Health Department said Thursday that residents and visitors to the area should be aware of their surroundings and should avoid contact with wild or stray animals. Extra caution should also be taken with pets. Rabies is…

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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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Wicomico Co. Addresses Addiction, Overdose Challenges

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Wicomico County is staying vigilant in its efforts to address the opioid epidemic, as local overdose numbers rise.The local health department, the Opioid Intervention Team, elected officials and members of law enforcement and emergency services recently met for a strategy session. “Although we cannot be sure what has specifically contributed to the increase in overdoses…

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New COVID-19 Tests, Testing Opportunities Available On Eastern Shore

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The Health Departments of Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester Counties are making COVID-19 tests available by appointment, and will make at-home test kits available through local libraries. Supplies, however, are limited. Health officials released this schedule Thursday: Worcester County Health (Appointments necessary, please call 410-632-1100 to register) 10 am to 12 pm, weekly on Wednesdays at…

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Raccoon in Fruitland Area Tests Positive for Rabies

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On January 11, 2022, a raccoon tested positive for rabies in the area of South Camden Ave in Fruitland, Maryland.  The Wicomico County Health Department is advising all residents to be aware of their surroundings and avoid contact with all wild or stray animals. Rabies is a preventable viral disease that exists in the saliva…

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Rabid Raccoon Found in Delmar, MD

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On November 5, 2021, a raccoon tested positive for rabies from the 1100 block of Walnut Street in Delmar.  The Wicomico County Health Department is advising all residents to be aware of their surroundings and avoid contact with all wild or stray animals. Rabies is a preventable viral disease that exists in the saliva of…

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Raccoon Near Hebron Positive for Rabies

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On September 24, 2021, a raccoon tested positive for rabies in the area of Levin Dashiell Road and Rockawalkin Road in Hebron.  The Wicomico County Health Department is advising all residents to be aware of their surroundings and avoid contact with all wild or stray animals. Rabies is a preventable viral disease that exists in…

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Rabid Bat Discovered In Wicomico Co.

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A bat in Wicomico County has tested positive for rabies. According to the Wicomico County Health Department, the bat was located in the area of North Nithsdale Drive in Salisbury. Residents and visitors in the area are advised to be aware of their surroundings and to avoid contact with any wild or stray animals. Pets…

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Coronavirus Booster Vaccinations Begin Next Week in Somerset, Wicomico & Worcester Counties

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At this time, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) approved the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) amendment of the emergency use authorizations (EUA) for the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to allow specific individuals with compromised immune systems to receive a third additional vaccine dose (booster). Patients should talk to their…

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Hebron Area Raccoon Tests Positive for Rabies

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On August 17 a raccoon tested positive for rabies in the area of Firetower Road in Hebron, Maryland. The Wicomico County Health Department is advising all residents to be aware of their surroundings and avoid contact with all wild or stray animals. Rabies is a preventable viral disease that exists in the saliva of mammals…

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Cooling Centers Open In Wicomico Co.

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A cooling center will be available in Salisbury for people who are looking to get out of the heat. The Wicomico Youth and Civic Center Flanders Room will be available today between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. and Friday from noon until five p.m. Guests are strongly encouraged to wear a mask, and should bring…

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Wicomico County Health Department Opens Vaccinations to All in Phase 1-C

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The Wicomico County Health Department continues to offer coronavirus vaccinations to individuals in Phase 1-C as well as Phase 1-A and B. Phase 1-C is anyone 65 and older, others in public safety, healthcare, food and agriculture production, US Postal Service workers, grocery store employees and more. To request a vaccine appointment – email wicomico.covidvax@maryland.gov.…

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Eastern Shore Vaccination Clinic Nears Opening

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The Wicomico County Health Department is relocating its vaccination clinic and testing operations, as the State of Maryland prepares to open a mass vaccination clinic serving the Eastern Shore at the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center in Salisbury. The local health department will operate vaccination clinics at the Centre of Salisbury at the former Tuesday…

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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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MD Virtual Coronavirus Town Hall Set for Mon, Jan 25

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In a joint effort of Atlantic General Hospital, TidalHealth Peninsula Regional, and the Worcester, Wicomico and Somerset health departments, a virtual COVID-19 town hall will be held on Monday, January 25, to provide an update on testing and discuss plans for the rollout of the state of Maryland’s community vaccination plan. The hour-long town hall,…

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Wicomico Co. Ramps Up Vaccination Program

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Wicomico County, with a rising positivity rate for COVID-19, has begun a vaccination program in accordance with the State of Maryland’s Plan. First to get the vaccine were healthcare front-line staff and first-responders. The Wicomico County Health Department also held drive-through clinics last week for more health workers and first responders. As the county receives…

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COVID Testing Available Across Delmarva

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Pop-up testing for coronavirus is available today (Monday) at several locations. Delaware Public Health has scheduled testing events at Epworth United Methodist Church on Holland Glade Road in Rehoboth and at Delaware Tech in Georgetown. Both locations are scheduled to be open between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Appointments for a test can be made…

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Over 2100 Tested at Wicomico Drive-Thru Coronavirus Testing at Shorebirds Stadium

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On Friday, May 1st and Saturday, May 2nd, the Wicomico County Health Department held drive thru testing at the Delmarva Shorebirds Stadium for critical employees (including poultry workers) and their families.  This massive undertaking would not have been possible without the help of the following agencies: Wicomico, Worcester, and Somerset County Health Departments Department of…

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Wicomico County Confirms 7th Positive Coronavirus Case

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Currently, Wicomico County has 7th confirmed COVID-19 cases. This 7th case is a female under the age of 18. Her siblings were tested and are negative.  The entire household is quarantined at home and feeling fine.  The health department continues to do in-depth contact tracing for those who have been in contact with the confirmed…

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