CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire well being officers are requesting the general public’s assist in discovering a person from Massachusetts to evaluate his danger for rabies after he got here into contact with child raccoons.
Health officers say the person was in Conway at about 5 p.m. on Sept. 20 and stopped to assist somebody take away two child raccoons on Route 16 between North Bald Hill Thorn Hill roads.
The raccoons have been delivered to a wildlife rehabilitation heart, the place one died and was recognized to have rabies. The different didn’t have rabies.
Health officers stated Friday the person, who drove a darkish pickup truck with outsized tires and Massachusetts license plates, is being sought to find out the necessity for therapy.
State Epidemiologist Benjamin Chan stated rabies is transmitted by direct contact with the saliva of an contaminated animal, however administering rabies vaccine and immune globulin after an publicity can stop illness.
New Hampshire’s Bureau of Infectious Disease Control may be reached at 603-271-4496.