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Raccoon Tests Positive for Rabies in West Virginia


Health officials say a raccoon has tested positive for rabies in West Virginia.

According to news outlets, the Monongalia County Health Department says the raccoon was found Monday in the National area of the county. Tests confirmed the disease in the animal.

It marks the county’s first confirmed case of rabies this year. Pet owners are being advised to make sure their dogs and cats are vaccinated for rabies, seal garbage cans tightly and to avoid animals they are unfamiliar with.