Rabies notice issued for northeast Raleigh
Posted November 1, 2011
Updated November 2, 2011
Raleigh, N.C. — A cat with rabies came in contact with at least two people in northeast Raleigh, Wake County public health officials said Tuesday.
Anyone who might have had contact with a cat near the intersection of Holly Ridge Farm Road and Buffaloe Road should be on alert for the symptoms of rabies, they said.
The people who were known to have interacted with the cat received post-exposure vaccinations.
Anyone who sees an animal behaving in an unusual way is urged to call Wake County Animal Control at 919-212-7387.
Anyone who is bitten or scratched by an unknown or possibly infected animal should thoroughly clean the wound with soap and warm water and seek medical attention. Wake County Community Health can be reached at 919-250-4462 during the day and 919-839-3059 after hours.
Animal control officials offered these tips for rabies safety:
- Do not approach unknown animals.
- Keep pets up-to-date on rabies vaccinations.
- Do not feed stray or unknown animals, including cats and dogs.
- Do not leave food or trash outside, unless it is in a trash can with a tight-fitting lid.
- If a pet is fed outside, do not leave food out overnight.
- Do not leave pets outdoors unattended.
- Report any animals that are behaving unusually to authorities immediately.