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Durham reports 5th case of rabies

Posted March 23, 2013

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— Durham County has counted five cases of rabid raccoons so far in 2013, according to the sheriff's office.

The most recent case was identified Wednesday in a raccoon discovered in the 100 block of Bahama Road.

Authorities reminded pet owners to check on their animals' vaccinations. The Sheriff's Animal Services Division offers those vaccinations for cats and dogs every Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. The cost is $15.

They also asked anyone who encounters an animal acting unusually to call the sheriff's office at 919-560-0900.

Durham County had no reports of rabies in 2012.

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