The Burlington County Health Department is advising Moorestown residents to keep a safe distance from wild and stray animals as they may be infested with rabies.
Several wild animals captured in Moorestown over the last several months have tested positive for rabies, the Health Department announced Wednesday afternoon.
Rabies is a fatal viral disease that affects the brain. The rabies virus lives in the saliva of infected animals.
It is spread from a bite or when saliva from an infected animal touches broken skin, open wounds or the lining of the mouth, nose, or eyes.
Rabies in certain animals, especially wildlife, is common in New Jersey.
To protect yourself against rabies:
By: Anthony Bellano (Patch Editor)
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