Skunk Rabies Circulating in Southern Indiana

The Indiana Department of Health is urging residents to vaccinate their pets against rabies and to keep a safe distance from wildlife after skunk rabies was detected in two southern Indiana counties.

Skunk rabies is normally present in northern Kentucky, but these are the first cases confirmed in Indiana since 2004.

No human infections are suspected.

The rabid skunks were from Clark and Washington counties.

The Indiana Department of Health is working with partners to determine whether other southern Indiana counties are affected.

Hoosiers can help by reporting sick or dead skunks to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Fish & Wildlife Health Program at on.IN.gov/sickwildlife.