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Rabies Exposure Risk Increases As Community Cats & Wildlife Species Known to Transmit Virus Become More Active Outdoors

During spring and summer, rabies, which is occasionally found in community cats and wildlife, is more likely to be transmitted to humans and pets due to our increase in outdoor activities. To avoid exposure to rabies, the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) advises residents to take the proper precautions.  Rabies is endemic in Delaware, meaning it occurs regularly within the […]




Stray Cat in Smyrna Tests Positive for Rabies

DOVER (June 29, 2022) – The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is advising Kent County residents who live or spend time near the area of Smyrna Landing Road in Smyrna that a positive case of rabies in a stray cat has been reported. Two individuals were potentially exposed to the stray cat in the residential neighborhood. The […]




Fox In Frankford Tests Positive for Rabies; Residents Advised of Attacks on Stray Cats

DOVER (March 31, 2022) – The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is advising Sussex County residents, who live or spend time near the areas of Burbage and Jones roads, and Burbage Road and Route 374 in Frankford, of a positive case of rabies in a fox. The fox did not have any known contact with humans, […]




Fox in Rehoboth Beach Tests Positive for Rabies

DOVER (March 18, 2021) – The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is advising Sussex County residents, who live or spend time near the area of Bayard Avenue and Philadelphia Street in Rehoboth Beach, of a positive case of rabies in a fox. One individual, a non-Delaware resident, was potentially exposed to the fox in the residential neighborhood. The […]




Raccoon in Georgetown Tests Positive for Rabies

DOVER (Dec. 10, 2021) – The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is advising Georgetown residents who live or spend time in the vicinity of West Robbins Road and South Old State Road of a positive case of rabies in a raccoon that potentially exposed two dogs to the virus recently. The raccoon was tested for […]







 Pages Tagged With: "rabies"

Rabies Exposure Risk Increases As Community Cats & Wildlife Species Known to Transmit Virus Become More Active Outdoors

During spring and summer, rabies, which is occasionally found in community cats and wildlife, is more likely to be transmitted to humans and pets due to our increase in outdoor activities. To avoid exposure to rabies, the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) advises residents to take the proper precautions.  Rabies is endemic in Delaware, meaning it occurs regularly within the […]




Stray Cat in Smyrna Tests Positive for Rabies

DOVER (June 29, 2022) – The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is advising Kent County residents who live or spend time near the area of Smyrna Landing Road in Smyrna that a positive case of rabies in a stray cat has been reported. Two individuals were potentially exposed to the stray cat in the residential neighborhood. The […]




Fox In Frankford Tests Positive for Rabies; Residents Advised of Attacks on Stray Cats

DOVER (March 31, 2022) – The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is advising Sussex County residents, who live or spend time near the areas of Burbage and Jones roads, and Burbage Road and Route 374 in Frankford, of a positive case of rabies in a fox. The fox did not have any known contact with humans, […]




Fox in Rehoboth Beach Tests Positive for Rabies

DOVER (March 18, 2021) – The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is advising Sussex County residents, who live or spend time near the area of Bayard Avenue and Philadelphia Street in Rehoboth Beach, of a positive case of rabies in a fox. One individual, a non-Delaware resident, was potentially exposed to the fox in the residential neighborhood. The […]




Raccoon in Georgetown Tests Positive for Rabies

DOVER (Dec. 10, 2021) – The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is advising Georgetown residents who live or spend time in the vicinity of West Robbins Road and South Old State Road of a positive case of rabies in a raccoon that potentially exposed two dogs to the virus recently. The raccoon was tested for […]