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Raleigh raccoon tests positive for rabies

Posted November 30, 2015

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— A raccoon that was killed in Raleigh tested positive for rabies on Sunday, according to Raleigh police.

Animal Control officers responded to the 3400 block of Brentwood Road on Sunday after receiving a report that a raccoon had died after a fight with three dogs. The animal’s remains were taken to a state lab, where tests confirmed that it had rabies.

An adult at the location who had contact with the raccoon was receiving post-exposure treatment. All three dogs involved in the fight were up-to-date on their vaccinations and will receive booster shots.

Wake County health officials reminded residents that they should not approach or feed unknown animals or leave food or trash outside if it is uncovered.

Anybody who observes an animal exhibiting aggressive or strange behavior should report it by calling 919-831-6311.

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