Health Alert: Skunk tests positive for Rabies

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

A skunk has tested positive for rabies, and now Mesa County Health officials are warning people to stay away from stray or wild animals. The skunk was captured from the Loma boat launch after trying to attack a man.

Pet owners are encouraged to contact their veterinarians and get their pets up to date on rabies vaccinations. The county requires all dogs and cats to have the vaccine.

Aside from one bat, this is the first animal to test positive for rabies in Mesa County in several decades. The last human case of rabies in Colorado was reported in 1931.


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