Health officials warn of rabid animals

June 5, 2012 2:51:31 PM PDT
Local health officials are warning those who spend time outdoors to keep an eye out for animals acting strangely, because they may be carrying rabies.

This comes after two recent incidents in our area.

In King of Prussia, two people were bitten by a rabid bat at the Upper Merion Swim and Tennis Club.

Then, last week, at least six people came into contact with a rabid cat in Wilmington, Delaware.

"If you have pets, vaccinate your pets, and make sure that you, and your pets, stay away from any unknown animal," said Emily Knearl of the Delaware Department of Public Health.

Health officials say if you see an animal that you think is ill, call animal control immediately.


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