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Health officials inform New Castle County residents who live or spend time in the Four Seasons Parkway area near Route 896 in Glasgow of a positive case of rabies in a stray cat who has recently been exposed to two people.
Rabies is an infectious disease that affects the nervous system of humans and other mammals. (Photo: Getty Images / iStockphoto)
The individuals were each bitten by the cat, which looked sluggish and had wounds of unknown origin. The cat was tested for rabies, which produced positive results on Thursday. People have started treatment for rabies exposure.
Anyone who believes they may have been bitten, scratched, or come into contact with a stray cat in the area should contact their doctor or call the Department of Public Health’s Rabies Program at (302 744-4995). An epidemiologist is available 24/7. 7th
Anyone in the area who thinks a feral cat has bitten their pet should call their private veterinarian for evaluation and treatment and report the exposure to the Delaware Department of Agriculture.
Delaware law requires all dogs, cats, and ferrets 6 months and older to be vaccinated against rabies by a licensed veterinarian.
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