Public Health Alert
RABIES INCIDENT

HIGH BRIDGE BOROUGH
RESIDENTS
In the area of:
HIGHLAND AVENUE

Racoon Tested Positive for Rabies

A Raccoon tested positive for rabies on 4/6/22
Description: raccoon

Area residents who may have had contact with this raccoon any time between March 16, 2022 to March
30, 2022 – should notify their Primary Care Physician immediately or the Hunterdon Medical Center
Emergency Room to discuss concerns, re: possible exposure and the need for post exposure prophylaxis
treatment.

It is important to remember not to pick up stray animals at any time. Saliva from infected animals should be
considered infectious.

All owners of cats, dogs and livestock should have the vaccination against rabies through their veterinarian or
through municipal rabies clinics. For a listing of upcoming free rabies clinics, visit the Hunterdon County
Department of Health Info Line website – http://www.co.hunterdon.nj.us/health/rabiesclinics.html
For more information, call 908-788-1351. After hours and on weekends, call 908-788-1202.
To reach the High Bridge Borough animal control officer, Saint Hubert’s animal welfare at 908-526-3330.

Physical Address: 314 State Rte 12, County Complex, Bldg. #1, 2nd Floor
Mailing Address: P O Box 2900, Flemington, NJ 08822
Tel (908) 788-1351 Fax (908) 782-7510
Email: health@co.hunterdon.nj.us

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