Tyler skunk tests positive for rabies, second in April

TYLER, Texas (KETK) – A skunk in Tyler tested positive for rabies, marking the second positive rabies test this month.

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Tyler Animal Services was alerted by the Texas Department of State Health Services on Wednesday that one skunk they had submitted for analysis tested positive for rabies.

The city said that the skunk had been found near the 1200 block of Larkspur Lane and that any individuals and animals with possible exposure have been identified and addressed.

This is the second skunk in the month of April to test positive for rabies in Tyler, after one that was found near the 3000 block of Salado Creek Drive tested positive earlier in the month.

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Officials warned that preventative immunization is the only effective defense against rabies, and to make sure that pets are up to date on their vaccinations.

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