Cape May County, NJ Health Officials Warn Citizens of Potential Rabies Exposure

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RIO GRANDE, N.J. -

Health officials in Cape May County are urging anyone who recently visited a local farm to visit their primary care doctor due to a possible exposure to rabies.

Officials with the Cape May County Department of Health received confirmation that a horse by the name of Bentley that belonged to Fox Wood Farm in Rio Grande tested positive for rabies on Tuesday, January 8th.

Rabies is a viral disease that can be deadly if left untreated.

Officials from the county and state health departments, as well the New Jersey Department of Agriculture, are currently addressing all issues related to this case including exposure controls, prophylaxis measures, animal quarantine, and gathering all other pertinent information.

They are urging anyone who has visited Fox Wood Farm between December 26th through January 5th to contact their primary care doctor for screening prior to going to the emergency room for post exposure rabies vaccination.

For more information contact the Cape May County Health Department at 609-465-1200 or visit cmchealth.net. 

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