County well being officers warning public after rabid cat was present in Frederick

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County health officials warn the public after a rabid cat was found in Frederick this week.

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They say the cat – which they described as small, adult, female, and cream-colored with short hair – was found at the intersection of Walter Martz and Yellow Spring streets on Tuesday.

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The health department says anyone who could have come into contact with the cat between March 2 and March 16 should call their doctor and notify the department at (301) 600-3342.

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Symptoms in rabid animals include fear of water, excessive salivation, loss of appetite, limping, and unusually aggressive behavior.

The disease is fatal to humans.