Officials confirm raccoon that bit man tests positive for rabies

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

News 12 Staff

Jul 26, 2019, 9:16 AM

Updated 1,760 days ago

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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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