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Skunk tests positive for rabies in De Baca County

DE BACA COUNTY (KSMX)- State Health officials on Monday, May 4, confirmed a skunk that attacked a person last week in De Baca County did in fact test positive for Rabies.

This is the second skunk that has tested positive for rabies in Debaca County after the first one had an interaction with a dog last month. New Mexico Department of Health officials said both the individual attacked by the skunk and the dog that was exposed in the first case have received appropriate rabies post-exposure vaccination.

The Department said there have been four rabid animals in New Mexico so far this year — a fox in Grant County, one skunk in Curry County and two skunks in De Baca County.

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