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Health Dept Warns About Rabid Raccoon

Health Dept Warns About Rabid Raccoon
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (CBS)—The Camden County Health Department is warning residents about a rabid raccoon found in the Cherry Hill area.

On Sept. 1, authorities say a Cherry Hill resident reported that their family dog had been exposed to a raccoon in the yard of their home.

An animal control officer later found the raccoon and it tested positive for rabies.

The dog is reported to be up-to-date with rabies vaccinations and the county is working with the owner to verify that information.

“Although rabies is a serious illness, it can be prevented by early treatment,” said Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez, liaison to the Camden County Health Department. “If you have been bitten or scratched by a wild animal it is important that you seek immediate medical attention.”

There were no other human exposures, or any other animal exposures observed.

Authorities are also urging residents to observe a few simple rules:

Keep vaccinations up to date for all dogs, cats, and ferrets.

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Keep your pets under direct supervision so they do not come in contact with wild animals. If your pet is bitten by a wild animal, seek veterinary assistance for the animal immediately.

Contact your local animal control agency to remove any stray animals from your neighborhood. They may be unvaccinated and could be infected by the disease.


Author: http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2017/09/07/rabid-raccoon-cherry-hill/

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