BECKLEY DISTEMPER OUTBREAK Beckley DNR Warns Of Animals With Possible Distemper
Reported by: Tiersa Davis
Web Producer: Tiersa Davis
Reported: Sep. 19, 2012 11:16 AM EDT
Updated: Sep. 19, 2012 12:53 PM EDT
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, West Virginia
More cases of distemper in animals are popping up across West Virginia.
Most recently, wildlife officials with the Division of Natural Resources are warning residents about an outbreak in Beckley, according to the Associated Press.
Officials said to avoid contact with raccoons and gray foxes in the Raleigh County area that show signs of infection. The signs include unusual friendliness, unprovoked aggression, disorientation, or paralysis.
Back in May, the Cabell Wayne Animal Control Shelter in Huntington had to euthanize several dogs due to a distemper outbreak.
In July of this year, the Mercer County Animal Shelter quarantined animals because of a distemper and parvo outbreak.
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