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Rabid skunk bites man in Town of Winfield

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - Herkimer County Public Health has confirmed a case of a rabid skunk that bit a man in his home in the Town of Winfield.

In the past week, a man was attacked by the skunk, who was sent to Wadsworth Laboratory and confirmed to be infected with the rabies virus. The man has started post-exposure rabies treatment.

Residents of Herkimer County are advised to consider all wild animals as potentially rabid and all bites are required to be reported to Public Health.

Herkimer County Public Health will resume rabies clinic in March 2014. If you have any questions, call (315) 867-1176.

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