Rabid raccoons found in New York City for first time in eight years

FOX NEWS - Rabid raccoons have been found in Manhattan for the first time in eight years, the New York City Department of Health said this week.

Since January, four raccoons that tested positive for rabies have been discovered in and around Inwood Hill Park in upper Manhattan, city health officials said in a Friday announcement.

The city's Parks Department has posted signs in the area warning people to avoid raccoons and other wild animals that carry rabies.

The health department has not received any reports of "bites or exposures" to the rabid animals, it said.