Skunk Tested Positive for Rabies in Pittsylvania Co.

Pittsylvania County, VA - Pittsylvania County Heath Officials say a skunk in the county recently tested positive for rabies. The area where the skunk was discovered was on Deerview Road.

Officials says it is possible the rabid skunk could have come in contact with other neighborhood animals like cats, dogs, or horses.

Rabies is transmitted through a scratch, bite or by getting saliva or brain tissue in an open wound or in the eye or mouth.

Rabies is preventable in animals through vaccinations, but fatal to both animals and humans once contracted.

For more information please contact Danville / Pittsylvania Health Department at 434-432-7232 extension 260