Rabid skunks confirmed in Christiansburg

CHRISTIANSBURG – aA skunk collected on Friday, Oct. 6, in the neighborhood next to Sunset Cemetery in Christiansburg, has tested positive for rabies, according to the New River Health District and the Virginia Department of Health.

This is the third confirmed case of animal rabies in Christiansburg in the last three months. Two other skunks found in the vicinity of Park Street in August and September also were rabid. In each incident, a domestic animal was reportedly exposed to the rabid animal.

This marks the sixth confirmed case of animal rabies in Montgomery County and the 11th in the New River Health District this year.

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