Officials confirm raccoon that bit man tests positive for rabies

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MULLICA TOWNSHIP -

Officials in Atlantic County say a raccoon that bit a man earlier this month has tested positive for rabies.

According to officials, the raccoon was caught in the yard of a nearby property in Mullica. The raccoon bit the man while he tried to get it off his property.

Officials say the man was advised to begin post-exposure rabies treatment.

It’s the county's fourth confirmed case of rabies this year, and the second involving a raccoon. The other two cases were found in bats collected from Pleasantville.

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