RARITAN TWP., N.J. — A groundhog tested positive for rabies on Aug. 7, 2019 according to the Hunterdon County Board of Health.

According to the public health alert issued by the department, the animal was found in the area of: Old Hill Road and Hinkly Road. The groundhog was acting aggressively toward farm animals.

Area residents who may have had contact with this groundhog between July 9 and Aug. 1 should notify their Primary Care Physician immediately or the Hunterdon Medical Center Emergency Room to discuss concerns, regarding possible exposure.

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Domestic animals, including horses should be vaccinated.

In early July, a coyote tested positive for rabies in the county.

In January a horse in Cape May County was diagnosed with the disease.

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