Rabid Skunk Attacks Woman At Six Flags New England, Prompts Health Warning

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BOSTON (CBS) – A rabid skunk at Six Flags New England has prompted an alert from health officials.

On July 31, a skunk bit a woman in the foot at the Agawam amusement park.

The skunk, which was captured, tested positive for rabies.

The state’s DPH is warning anyone who visited the park and was bitten or scratched by a skunk between July 21 and July 31 to immediately contact their healthcare provider.

Health officials say only people with direct exposure to skunk saliva are at risk for rabies.

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