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Confirmed Rabies Case in Skunk Prompts Urgent Health Advisory

PARSIPPANY — The Township of Parsippany Troy-Hills Health Department was notified that a skunk off Druid Hill Drive has tested positive for the Rabies virus.

It’s crucial to take immediate action when there’s a potential exposure to rabies. The information provided in the notification is essential for residents in the Township of Parsippany Troy-Hills. Here are some key points to remember:

  1. Rabies is a deadly disease that can affect warm-blooded mammals, including humans.
  2. The most common way the rabies virus is transmitted is through the bite or scratch of an infected animal.
  3. Infected animals, once they become ill, may become aggressive and may bite or attack other animals or even people.
  4. If you are bitten or scratched by any animal you suspect may be infected with rabies, you should:
    • Immediately wash the wound thoroughly with soap and water.
    • Contact your physician to seek medical attention and advice.
    • Contact the Parsippany Health Department at (973)- 263-7160 to report the incident and seek guidance.
  5. If your pet is bitten or involved in a fight with a wild animal, you should:
    • Contact the Parsippany Health Department at (973) 263-7160.
    • Contact your veterinarian to assess your pet’s condition and potential exposure to rabies.

Prompt action is essential in cases of potential rabies exposure to prevent the virus from spreading and to ensure the safety of both humans and animals in the community.

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Frank L. Cahill
Frank L. Cahill
Publisher of Parsippany Focus since 1989 and Morris Focus since 2019, both covering a wide range of events. Mr. Cahill serves as the Executive Board Member of the Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce, President of Kiwanis Club of Tri-Town and Chairman of Parsippany-Troy Hills Economic Development Advisory Board.
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