YPSILANTI – Four skunks have tested positive for rabies so far in 2012. All of the identified skunks have been within the City of Ann Arbor. There are no known human cases of rabies. The individuals and pets that had contact with the ill skunks have received, or are receiving the rabies vaccination or booster. Washtenaw County Public
Health recommends all area residents vaccinate their dogs and cats against rabies and avoid contact with wild animals or other potentially unvaccinated animals such as stray or feral cats.
“We are not alarmed, but we do want to make people aware that this situation exists and advise them avoid contact with ill animals,” Richard Fleece, health officer for Washtenaw County Public Health, said.
More information can be found at publichealth.ewashtenaw.org.