Rabies warning issued after skunk bites woman at Six Flags New England

People who have come into contact with a skunk at the Six Flags New England amusement park in Agawam recently should call their doctors and the state health department, officials advised today.

A woman visiting Six Flags on Wednesday was bitten by one of three skunks. Tests determined the animal had rabies, the Department of Public Health said in a statement.

Officials said anyone who was bitten or scratched by a skunk at the park between July 21 and Wednesday may have been exposed to rabies and should contact a doctor immediately.

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The officials also said people should contact the department with any questions at 617-983-6800.