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County’s Raccoon Oral Rabies Vaccination program begins tomorrow

| August 31, 2015, 04:06 PM | 1 Comment

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The Anne Arundel County Department of Health will conduct the Raccoon Oral Rabies Vaccination (ORV) Project, raccoonrabiesbeginning Tuesday, September 1. Baits will be placed throughout Anne Arundel County to vaccinate raccoons against rabies. The project should be completed by September 30, weather permitting.

The Baits…

• Contain liquid rabies vaccine.

• Will be placed in neighborhoods by ground teams of trained Department of Health staff. Teams will wear shirts with Department of Health logos and travel in marked County vehicles.

• Will be dropped from a low-flying County Police helicopter in less-populated areas.

• Come in two styles. One looks like a ketchup packet with a light brown waxy coating. The other looks like a small brown brick, is approximately 0.75 inches thick by 1.25 inches square, and has a plastic packet inside. In both styles, the vaccine is contained within the packet.

• Are marked with a 1-800 phone number. Anyone who comes in contact with the bait or has a pet that finds the bait is asked to call that number or 410-222-0056, ext. 3025.

The Vaccine…

• Immunizes raccoons when the animal bites into the packet that contains the vaccine.

• Cannot cause rabies and is not harmful to raccoons, pets or other animals.

• Is felt to be a low human health risk. However, it is advised that the following individuals avoid handling the bait:

  • • People younger than 18 years old
  • • Pregnant women
  • • Anyone with a compromised immune system
  • • Anyone with a chronic skin condition

The Department of Health recommends that pet owners keep their pets confined or on a leash during the baiting and for two weeks thereafter. Should your pet find a bait, take care in removing the bait from your pet’s mouth.

For more information about the ORV Project, visit The ORV Project receives support from the Office of the County Executive and the County Police Department.

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