A sixth case of rabies this year in St. Lawrence County was confirmed Wednesday.
A raccoon that fought with a dog in the town of Potsdam tested positive for the disease, Public Health Director Susan J. Hathaway said.
With this kind of a start, were very concerned were going to have a very bad rabies season, she said.
There was no human exposure with the latest case. The dog was up to date on shots, received a booster vaccination and was fine, Ms. Hathaway said.
Other rabies cases have been confirmed this year in Lisbon, DeKalb, Stockholm and Brasher.