Posted: Jul 1, 2011 10:32 AM by Greg Boyce
Another skunk has tested positive for rabies in Pueblo County -- the 7th this year.
This animal was found near Gale Road and 25th Lane. It had not had contact with humans or pets.
"There is potential for a rabid skunk to infect an unvaccinated dog or cat, that may go on to infect a human through a bite," stated Dr. Christine Nevin-Woods public health director at the Pueblo City-County Health Department. She added, "This latest rabid skunk is a reminder to make sure your pets and livestock are up to date on their vaccinations.
Dr Nevin-Woods emphasized, "It is important for people to stay away from wild mammals, especially animals displaying unnatural behavior during daylight hours. She explained, "Pueblo is getting closer and closer to the possibility of a human being exposed to rabies."