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Precautions urged around unknown animals after Douglas County kitten found to have rabies

Posted on AllSides October 9th, 2023
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Douglas County health officials are warning residents to take precautions around animals they do not know after a stray kitten in the county was found to be infected with rabies. All 10 people who may have been exposed to the kitten have begun preventive treatment for rabies, according to the Douglas County Health Department. No history was available for the kitten, which is believed to have been 1 to 2 months old. The kitten tested positive for a raccoon variant of rabies that is not usually found west of Appalachia....

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