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Second case of rabies reported in Cary

Posted August 6, 2013 1:27 p.m. EDT

— The town of Cary says Animal Control officers have confirmed a second reported case of rabies.

Police on Saturday were called to remove a bat from an apartment on Hampton Lee Court that tested positive for the virus.

The animal never came into contact with a human, town officials said, and a dog that lived in the home was current on its rabies vaccine.

Authorities, however, want to remind the public to keep their pets up-to-date on the vaccine. State law requires unvaccinated animals either be destroyed or quarantined for six months if they are exposed to the virus.

In Wake County, the Wake County Animal Care, Control and Adoption Center periodically offers low-cost rabies clinics.

Anyone who comes in contact with an animal they suspect to be infected with rabies should contact authorities immediately.