Skunk In Lexington Tests Positive For Rabies

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Health officials in central Kentucky are warning Lexington residents to vaccinate their pets after a rabid skunk was found.

Lexington-Fayette County Health Department spokesman Kevin Hall says a man found the skunk in a pasture and was bitten while trying to dispose of the animal.

Hall says the skunk was taken to a lab at the University of Kentucky, which confirmed it had rabies.

The man who was bitten is receiving treatment.

There were four cases of rabies reported in Fayette County last year - three in bats and one in a skunk.

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