Another Rabid Raccoon Case in Camden County

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AUDUBON, N.J. -

Camden County health officials have confirmed that a raccoon removed from a yard in Audubon has tested positive for rabies.

Officials say on Monday, October 30th, an Audubon resident reported that two dogs were attacked by a rabid raccoon in their yard, and that the owner of the dogs was scratched while trying to break up the fight.

The N.J. Department of Health and Human Services notified county officials and began treatment for both dogs and the owner.

County officials are reminding residents to make sure pets are vaccinated and to keep them and children away from stray or wild animals.

If you are ever bitten by a wild animal, seek medical assistance immediately and contact your local animal control agency.

Earlier in October another case of a rabid raccoon was discovered in Camden County. 

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


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