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Rabid raccoon found in Newport News

According to the Peninsula Health District, the raccoon was found in the area of Gwynn Circle and Linbrook Drive.
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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — A raccoon tested positive for rabies in Newport News Friday.

According to the Peninsula Health District, the raccoon was found in the area of Gwynn Circle and Linbrook Drive.

"We remind the community that rabies is almost 100% fatal to any mammal if contracted," the health department said in a statement.

If you see wildlife and suspect rabies please call the Peninsula Health District at 757-594-7340. After hours, please call Newport News Animal Control at 757-595-7387.

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