The health department did not say where the incident took place other than saying it occurred on a farm in the town of Marcy.
The health department said the two people needed to receive post-exposure treatment.
The department is cautioning people to keep their pets’ rabies vaccinations current.
The department will offer two more clinics in July:
- Rome City Hall on July 27
- Annsville Highway Garage on July 21
You can reach the health department at (315) 798-5064 or by visiting its website, ocgov.net/oneida/health.
The health department also offers several tips to deter rabies:
Keep your pets’ rabies vaccinations up-to-date. Dogs, cats and ferrets 3-months and older must be vaccinated. The Oneida County Health Department conducts a number of rabies clinics throughout the county.
- Do not touch or feed wild or unknown animals
- Do not touch dead or sick animals and warn children to avoid wild or strange animals
- Walk your pet on a leash, and keep your pets indoors at night
- Reduce your chances of contact by ‘animal proofing’ your property
- Learn the signs of rabies in animals
- Seek immediate medical attention if you have contact with an animal you think may be rabid
- Report all animal bites to the Health Department
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