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Volume 18, Number 7—July 2012

Dispatch

Trap-Vaccinate-Release Program to Control Raccoon Rabies, New York, USA

Sally SlavinskiComments to Author , Lee Humberg, Martin Lowney, Richard Simon, Neil Calvanese, Brooke Bregman, Daniel Kass, and William Oleszko
Author affiliations: New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York, New York, USA (S. Slavinski, B. Bregman, D. Kass, W. Oleszko); US Department of Agriculture, Rockville, Maryland, USA (L. Humberg, M. Lowney); New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, New York (R. Simon); and Central Park Conservancy, New York (N. Calvanese)

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Results of raccoon trap-vaccinate-release program, New York, New York, USA, 2010

Round Trap nights No. trapped No. vaccinated and released No. recaptured No. sick, injured, or dead
1 1,697 460 237 165 58
2 1,409 459* 148 307 1
3 716 210 99 114 1
Total 3,822 1,129 484 586 60

*Three raccoons were submitted for rabies testing after human exposures.

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