RACCOON TESTS POSITIVE FOR RABIES IN WICOMICO COUNTY
(January 10, 2023 Salisbury, MD) On January 10, 2023, a raccoon tested positive for rabies in the area
of Jersey Road between Adkins Road and Waller Road in Salisbury, MD. The Wicomico County Health
Department is advising all residents to be aware of their surroundings and avoid contact with all wild or
to animal or from animal to human by biting and/or scratching. The virus can also be spread by licking,
when infected saliva makes contact with open cuts or wounds, and with the mouth, eyes, and nose. If
left untreated in humans and animals, rabies is fatal.
● Keep pets confined
● Avoid all contact with wild or stray animals
● Teach children to leave unfamiliar animals alone
● Vaccinate pets-Maryland law requires that all dogs, cats, and ferrets, 4 months of age and older
have a current rabies vaccination.
● Avoid feeding or watering pets outside
● Secure outside garbage lids
Department at (410) 546-4446. For more information on rabies or rabies vaccination clinics, visit our
website at www.wicomichealth.org, or follow us on Facebook, Instagram (WicomicoHealth), or Twitter