Rabies Alerts

Rabies Alerts


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Rabies is spread by the bite or scratch of an infected animal, such as a groundhog, cat, fox, raccoon or bat. It is also spread when the infected animal’s saliva comes in contact with the eyes, nose, mouth or open cut of a person or another animal.


Preventive treatment might be required for anyone who handled, fed or was attacked by the raccoon. Rabies is a fatal disease, and preventive treatment (injections) must be started as soon as possible. The Department of Health advises county residents not to feed wild or stray animals or leave food dishes outside. Pet owners should also keep their animals’ rabies vaccinations current.


For online information about rabies, see Rabies: Protect Your Family and Pets.


To get a free fact sheet on rabies, call 410-222- 7254.


The Department of Health has issued the following Rabies Alerts:


9.22.21 – Rabid Raccoon Found in Truxtun Heights

Last updated: May 16, 2022RABIES ALERT- September 22, 2021 Raccoon Found in Truxtun Heights Tests Positive for Rabies The Anne Arundel County Department of Health is seeking anyone who may have come in contact with a raccoon near the intersection of Spa Drive and Acton Road in the Truxtun Heights Community in Annapolis, Maryland. The […]

4.3.20 – Rabid Raccoon Found in Cape St. Claire

RABIES ALERT- April 3, 2020 The Anne Arundel County Department of Health is seeking anyone who may have come in contact with a raccoon near the intersection of Hampton Road and St. Margarets Drive in the Cape St. Claire Community of Annapolis, Maryland. The raccoon, which was found on April 2, has tested positive for […]

2.13.20 – Rabid Fox Found in Churchton

RABIES ALERT- February 13, 2020 Fox Found in Churchton Tests Positive for Rabies The Anne Arundel County Department of Health is seeking anyone who may have come in contact with a fox near the intersection of Rodgers Road and Cape Road in Churchton, Maryland. The fox, which was found on February 11, has tested positive […]

1.27.20 – Rabid Raccoon Found in Annapolis

Last updated: May 16, 2022 1.27.20 – Rabid Raccoon Found in Annapolis The Anne Arundel County Department of Health is seeking anyone who may have come in contact with a raccoon near the intersection of Whitehall Road and Cedar Lane Farm Road in Annapolis, Maryland. The raccoon, which was found on January 22, tested positive […]

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