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Rabies Case in Wichita Falls

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Wichita Falls Animal Services has identified its first rabies case of the year. 

Officials say a skunk found in the southeastern part of Wichita Falls has tested positive for rabies.

The city is encouraging all citizens to increase their awareness of rabies. Rabies can only be transmitted by saliva. You can get it if you are scratched or if saliva enters an open cut. Officials say rabies can be prevented by keeping all pets and livestock current on vaccinations. You should stay away from all wild animals, even if they appear friendly. Children and pets should be watched closely while outside.

You should call Animal Services at 940-761-7824 if you think an animal might have rabies