Another confirmed case of rabies has appeared in Pittsylvania County.
Residents in the Laniers Mill Road area should be aware of a raccoon that tested positive for rabies Tuesday, according to a release from the Virginia Department of Health. There is a possibility the raccoon came into contact with other neighborhood animals.
Unvaccinated animals — dogs, cats, ferrets, horses, etc. — should be vaccinated immediately. Rabies is transmitted through bites, scratches or “by getting saliva or brain tissue in an open wound or in the eye or mouth,” stated the release.