Health officials warn New Yorkers about rabies

Bat in Franklin County tests positive for rabies
Bat in Franklin County tests positive for rabies(WCAX)
Published: Aug. 4, 2022 at 10:39 PM EDT
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MALONE, N.Y. (WCAX) - Franklin County Public Health is reporting its first case of rabies this season in a bat found in a Malone home.

This, after two rabid gray foxes were encountered in nearby Essex County, in June and July.

Health officials remind residents to make sure their pets get their regular rabies shots.

Some signs an animal may have the fatal disease are aggression and frothing at the mouth. If you are exposed, wash any wounds and go see a doctor.

Officials are hosting a rabies clinic at the Saranac Lake Fire Department next Thursday night.

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