Every year the USDA coordinates a rabies barrier by dropping baits from a low flying plane along with hand baiting.  This baiting is to prevent the spread of rabies Westward and push back towards the East.  For more information click:  www.dhhr.wv.gov/oeps/disease/Zoonosis/Rabies/Pages/ORV.aspx

If someone should come in skin contact with the bait they should wash their hands and report it to the Brooke County Health Department at 304-737-3665.  There is no harm if a pet should eat one of the baits, however, it does not provide vaccination for that animal if that should happen.

You may see the below plane flying low over the last few weeks of August and into September for Brooke County.