Rabid Raccoons in Central Park!

– – Be afraid, be very afraid…of the rabid raccoons in New York City’s Central Park, that is!  You may also want to stay away from skunks, bats, and stray dogs and cats…(hey, I rhymed!)

The advisory was issued by health officials Monday, who believe that rabies is being transmitted among raccoons in the park.  Three rabid raccoons have been discovered at Central Park, two of them in the past week!   While rabid raccoons are rare in Manhattan, four have been identified so far this year.

Rabies is a viral disease that is usually transmitted from a bite or scratch by an infected animal; if not treated promptly, it can be fatal.  There hasn’t been a human rabies infection in New York City since 1953…

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3 Comments on “Rabid Raccoons in Central Park!”

  1. carycomic Says:

    Rabid raccoons in NYC? Frighteningly plausible, if you stop to consider how many sewer rats they might catch it from. I mean; remember when they overran that one Manhattan McDonald’s?

    The rats, I mean. Not the raccoons!


  2. carycomic Says:

    Well you know the old saying: “The only thing worse than an apple with a worm in it…is an apple with only half a worm in it.”


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