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Rabid raccoon found in northern Delaware

Posted April 13

— Public health officials say a raccoon that was captured after fighting with dogs in a Wilmington-area neighborhood has tested positive for rabies.

Officials on Thursday warned residents of the Chalfonte community and surrounding areas who may have come into contact with the raccoon to contact their health care provider or call the Division of Public Health's rabies program.

Officials also say anyone who thinks their pet may have been bitten by the raccoon should call their veterinarian or the state Department of Agriculture.

Since January, DPH has performed rabies tests on 24 animals. Two raccoons, a cat, and a dog were confirmed to have rabies.

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