Maine’s Health and Environmental Testing Laboratory confirmed that a raccoon from our town tested positive for rabies. Rabies is common in wild animals in Maine. Make sure to never touch an animal that is wild or unknown to you. You should also make sure your animals are up to date on rabies vaccine. For more information on rabies, please visit www.maine.gov/dhhs/rabies or call the Maine CDC at 1-800-821-5821.
Attached you will find the Maine CDC’s rabies fact sheet as well as Rabies in Maine.