Northern New York Newspapers
Watertown Daily Times
The Journal
Daily Courier-Observer
NNY Ads
NNY Business
NNY Living
Malone Telegram
Fri., Jul. 11
SUBSCRIBE
Serving the community of Ogdensburg, New York
76°F
Related Stories

Rabies confirmed in St. Lawrence County

ARTICLE OPTIONS
A A
print this article
e-mail this article

St. Lawrence County has already had five confirmed cases of rabies this year, four in raccoons and in one skunk. No people were exposed.

The towns in which the rabid animals were found were Potsdam, Lisbon, DeKalb, Stockholm, and Brasher.

“It’s spreading all over the county,” county Public Health Director Susan J. Hathaway said. “At this point, we’re very concerned we may have a tough year.”

Rabies tends to show upin the summer when animals are more active than in the winter, adding an additional element of concern, Ms. Hathaway said.

“Please, please, please do not pick up baby animals that look like they’re abandoned because they’re probably not,” she said. “Wild animals do not make good pets and they can carry disease.”

Connect with Us
OGD on FacebookOGD on Twitter
Thursday 's Covers
Frontpage
Sports cover
Our Community cover