TUCSON – Arizona Game and Fish Department is investigating a potential rabies incident after an Oro Valley woman was bitten by a skunk near Catalina State Park Tuesday.
According to officials, the skunk, which was first spotted west of Catalina State Park, maybe in the area of Ram Fields Pass Road.
The woman has since been treated and released from the hospital.
AZGFD has encountered 27 rabies cases in Pima County this year. Department officials said Pima County currently leads all other counties in Arizona in rabies cases in 2019.
Anyone with information is advised to call 623-236-7201.
Oro Valley woman bit by possibly rabid skunk Tues. west of Catalina State Park treated & released. Same skunk possibly seen again later nearby off Ram Fields Pass Road. Pima Co. leads AZ in 2019 rabies cases w/ 27. Call 623-236-7201 ASAP 24&7 re: aggressive wildlife & avoid. pic.twitter.com/gXdthqsxy0
— AZ Game & Fish Dept (@azgfdTucson) September 25, 2019