Rabid Raccoon Discovered in Camden County

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CAMDEN COUNTY, N.J. -

Officials in Camden County are reminding residents about the importance of protecting themselves from rabies after a rabid raccoon was discovered in the area.

The New Jersey State Department of Health and Human Services notified the Camden County Health Department earlier this week that a raccoon infected with the disease was removed from a yard in Haddon Heights and that a family dog had been exposed to the illness.

The dog tested positive for the disease and is currently being treated.

When left untreated rabies can be serious and deadly disease.

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Officials are reminding residents to keep children and pets away from stray or wild animals, make sure pets are up-to-date on their vaccinations and if you are ever bitten or scratched by a wild animal to seek medical attention immediately.

To learn more about rabies you can call the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services at 856-374-6370.


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