Rabies is also a concern. If you should have any contact with a raccoon or it’s saliva, it is imperative that you seek immediate medical advice and treatment. Some studies have shown that about 20% of raccoons carry rabies.
It is normal to have sightings of them during the spring as well. Unless the raccoon is acting strangely such as over friendliness, over aggressive behavior or turning in circles, it is usually not concern for alarm. The female raccoon will often search during the day for food, in order to keep her nourishment up, as she feeds the young.
It is important to note that behavior alone can not be a determining factor whether or not a raccoon is rabid. There is a period of time when the raccoon first contacts the disease, to when symptoms start to manifest themselves. The only sure Rabies test is preformed on the raccoon itself under state control.
The best advice is keep your distance from them, do not corner the raccoon and report any odd behavior to your local Animal Control Officer.
Raccoons are known to carry a number of diseases and internal parasites. The raccoon roundworm, an infection spread to people by the accidental ingestion or inhalation of roundworm eggs from raccoon feces, has caused increased concern in recent years. Roundworm infection can cause serious disabilities, and young children are thought to be most susceptible. Raccoons are also carriers of rabies.
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