News Flash

Williamsburg News – All

Posted on: August 24, 2022

VDH: Fox Tests Positive for Rabies Virus

The Hampton & Peninsula Health Districts would like to notify our guests and residents that on Aug. 22, 2022, multiple fox bites and sightings were reported in the City of Williamsburg, specifically in the areas of Mimosa Drive, Boundary Street, Counselor’s Way, and Griffin Avenue. One fox was captured and tested positive for the rabies virus. 

Anyone having information regarding an exposure to any fox (bite, scratch or contact with saliva by open wound or eyes, nose, mouth) is asked to contact the Hampton & Peninsula Health Districts’ Williamsburg Environmental Health Office, 757-603-4277.  Exposures also include direct contact between your pet and the rabid animal. 

After hours, please contact local Animal Control, James City County/Williamsburg Animal Control: 757-565-0370.

Rabies is a fatal, but preventable, disease that is carried by mammals and has been in the wild animal population on the Peninsula since the mid 1980’s.  Our Williamsburg Environmental Health Office staff will be contacting the immediate neighbors, as well as any civic or homeowner’s association(s) that serve the communities listed above.

The District would like to remind all citizens to follow these three important rabies prevention guidelines:

  1.  Vaccinate your pets.
  2. Report all exposures to animals (usually bites and scratches) to your doctor and the local health department. 
  3. Enjoy wildlife from a distance – do not feed or encourage wild animals such as raccoons, skunks or foxes to visit your premises.

MEDIA CONTACT
Irene Ferrainolo
757-594-8933 or 757-315-3766 

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Williamsburg News – All

National Night Out Canceled

Posted on: October 3, 2022

WPD to Sponsor Blood Drive on Oct. 6

Posted on: October 3, 2022

Missing Person with Disabilities

Posted on: September 12, 2022

Read the August 2022 Newsletter

Posted on: September 1, 2022

WPD: Two Men Wanted on Fraud Charges

Posted on: September 1, 2022

Labor Day Schedule, Closings

Posted on: August 30, 2022

Read the June 2022 Newsletter

Posted on: July 1, 2022

Woman Wanted for Embezzlement

Posted on: June 13, 2022

Read the May 2022 Newsletter

Posted on: June 1, 2022

Read the April 2022 Newsletter

Posted on: April 29, 2022

Read the March 2022 Newsletter

Posted on: April 5, 2022

Shooting - Scotland Street

Posted on: March 9, 2022

Read the February 2022 Newsletter

Posted on: March 4, 2022

Read the January 2022 Newsletter

Posted on: February 4, 2022

City of Williamsburg Preps for Snowfall

Posted on: January 2, 2022

Read the December 2021 Newsletter

Posted on: December 30, 2021

Free Tree Collection - Jan. 4 and 10

Posted on: December 28, 2021

Robbery Suspect Arrested

Posted on: December 22, 2021

Abduction Arrest

Posted on: December 17, 2021

Holiday Closings, Schedule Adjustments

Posted on: December 17, 2021

City's Payment System Will Be Unavailable

Posted on: December 13, 2021

Read the November 2021 Newsletter

Posted on: November 30, 2021

Veterans Day Schedule, Closings

Posted on: November 5, 2021

Read the October 2021 Newsletter

Posted on: November 2, 2021

Real Estate Tax Bills Mailed

Posted on: October 22, 2021