DHEC confirms rabid skunk found in Spartanburg County; two animals on display

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SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) – The South Carolina Division of Well being and Environmental Management (DHEC) confirmed {that a} skunk present in Spartanburg County examined optimistic for rabies.

DHEC mentioned the skunk was discovered between Abner Creek Highway and Kist Highway in Greer. Two canines have been uncovered and shall be quarantined as required by the South Carolina Rabies Management Act.

In line with the company, the skunk was submitted to the DHEC lab for testing on June 1 and confirmed that she had rabies the following day.

“Conserving your pets updated on rabies vaccination is the best method to shield you and your loved ones from this lethal virus,” mentioned Terri McCollister, head of the Rabies program workforce.

In case your pet is discovered with accidents of unknown origin, think about that your pet could have been uncovered to rabies and call DHEC’s Spartanburg Environmental Affairs Workplace at (864) 596-3327.

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