Cape May County Upping Offensive On Rabies

Freeholder Jeffery Pierson announced today that the Departments of Health and Mosquito Control will be working together to distribute 31,320 vaccine-laden baits throughout the mainland communities of Cape May County. The majority of the baits will be distributed by helicopter and the remaining will be distributing by hand in raccoon habitats and other areas considered inaccessible from the air. Although the exposure risk to humans is rabies vaccinevery slight, the following information is important:

Be aware of what bait looks like.
Encourage children to leave the baits alone.
Keep dogs and cats inside or on leashes at least five days after your area has been baited.
Do not attempt to take bait away from your pet; you may be bitten!
Wash your hands or exposed skin thoroughly with soap and water if you touch the bait or the liquid vaccine inside the bait.