Puppies exposed to rabies in Sussex County

Puppies exposed to rabies in Sussex County
Health officials advise to stay up to date with your pet's rabies shots.

SUSSEX, Va. (WWBT) - The Virginia Department of Health said a litter of puppies was exposed to rabies in Sussex County.

“Two to three puppies that were part of a litter exposed to rabies in Sussex County may have been picked up,” the VDH said. “The Crater Health District and Sussex County Animal Control want to ensure that these pets and their new owners are safe.”

VDH is asking anyone who recently received a puppy between 12 and 14 weeks old to call the Crater Health District immediately at 804-862-7617.

Early symptoms of rabies include fever, headache and general weakness or discomfort. VDH said rabies is a fatal disease that can be prevented by vaccination, but there is no cure once symptoms are present.

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